Fixing VirtualBox “spawning session” issue

PROBLEM

After updating the kernel, VirtualBox may not start, displaying a box named “Spawning session” that never closes.

SOLUTION

killall VirtualBox

Run this command to automatically recompile and start the VirtualBox kernel module:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

After a few seconds you should have some output like this:

* Stopping VirtualBox kernel module * done.
* Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module * done.
* Starting VirtualBox kernel module * done.

From: http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/10/17/fix-the-virtualbox-spawning-session-issue/

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