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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:53 am    Post subject: virsh -c vbox:///session fails Reply with quote


virsh -c vbox:///session
error: failed to connect to the hypervisor
error: internal error: unable to initialize VirtualBox driver API

I have emerged libvirt with virtualbox modules:

[I] app-emulation/libvirt
Available versions: 1.2.21-r2(0/1.2.21) 1.3.1-r1(0/1.3.1) 1.3.4(0/1.3.4) (~)1.3.5(0/1.3.5) **9999 {apparmor audit avahi +caps firewalld fuse glusterfs iscsi +libvirtd lvm lxc +macvtap nfs nls numa openvz parted pcap phyp policykit +qemu rbd sasl selinux systemd +udev uml +vepa virt-network virtualbox wireshark-plugins xen}
Installed versions: 1.3.5(08:10:42 PM 06/26/2016)(caps libvirtd macvtap nls policykit systemd udev vepa virt-network virtualbox -apparmor -audit -avahi -firewalld -fuse -glusterfs -iscsi -lvm -lxc -nfs -numa -openvz -parted -pcap -phyp -qemu -rbd -sasl -selinux -uml -wireshark-plugins -xen)

eix virtualbox -I
[I] app-emulation/virtualbox
Available versions: 4.3.32 (~)4.3.36 (~)5.0.16-r1 (~)5.0.20 {+additions alsa debug doc extensions headless java libressl lvm +opengl pam pulseaudio python +qt4 +sdk +udev vboxwebsrv vnc ELIBC="FreeBSD" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7"}
Installed versions: 5.0.20(08:36:18 PM 06/26/2016)(alsa headless opengl pam pulseaudio python sdk udev -debug -doc -java -libressl -lvm -qt4 -vboxwebsrv -vnc ELIBC="-FreeBSD" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7")
Description: Family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise and home use

[I] app-emulation/virtualbox-modules
Available versions: 4.3.32 (~)4.3.36 (~)5.0.16 (~)5.0.20 {pax_kernel KERNEL="linux"}
Installed versions: 5.0.20(09:14:37 AM 06/25/2016)(-pax_kernel KERNEL="linux")
Description: Kernel Modules for Virtualbox

What am I missing?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing. The support for VBox 5 has been added just recently:

commit d0bef6433408745e4fffb9f16a146cbde9510f3b
Author: Martin Pietsch <>
AuthorDate: Sun Jun 19 13:54:23 2016 +0200
Commit: Ján Tomko <>
CommitDate: Fri Jun 24 09:26:06 2016 +0200

Add support for VirtualBox 5

$ git describe --contains d0bef6433408745e4fffb9f16a146cbde9510f3b

So updating your libvirt should do the trick.
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