VirtualBox with Linux 2.6.29

After a recent upgrade which brought in kernel 2.6.29 VirtualBox stopped working for me; the kernel module failed to find the symbol g_SUPGlobalInfoPage. How irritating!

Here’s a solution I found:

  1. Modify /usr/share/virtualbox/src/vboxdrv/Makefile, uncomment the line

    # VBOX_USE_INSERT_PAGE = 1
    
  2. Recompile the kernel modules:

    # /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup
    

Now I only have to find a solution for the second problem that upgrade brought in, deskbar-applet failing to load in the Gnome panel.

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