Not all Linux distributions provide the necessary libraries and modules for Genymotion Desktop and VirtualBox, and it is impossible for us to guarantee Genymotion operations on an untested distribution. Please use one of our recommended Linux distributions.
You are running Genymotion Desktop in a virtual machine
Genymotion Desktop has been designed to run in a physical environment, not in a virtual machine. For this reason, Genymotion Desktop will not work if run in a Linux VM.
For more details, please refer to Can Genymotion Desktop run in a virtual machine?
Restart your system
VirtualBox usually requires a reboot after a fresh install.
VirtualBox kernel module is not installed
- Refer to the documentation from VirtualBox: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html#install-linux-host
- Make sure that the dkms package is installed and that it compiles VirtualBox kernel modules each time a new kernel update is available. To do so, run:
modinfo vboxdrvIf the
vboxdrvkernel module is loaded, it should return (version number may differ):
filename: /lib/modules/5.11.0-40-generic/updates/dkms/vboxdrv.koIf not, try to reload
version: 6.1.26_Ubuntu r145957 (0x00300000)
description: Oracle VM VirtualBox Support Driver
author: Oracle Corporation
vboxdrvkernel module manually:
sudo modprobe vboxdrvIf the above doesn’t work, try to reinstall VirtualBox kernel modules:
sudo apt-get --reinstall install virtualbox-dkmsFedora
- Reboot your system
If none of the above works, try to remove VirtualBox and re-install it.
We strongly recommend using the package form your distribution repositories.
VPN and firewall
VPN clients and firewalls may interfere with VirtualBox and Genymotion Desktop. Please refer to these articles: