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hwe-16.04-edge Kernel with VirtualBox?

rstrube
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Hi Guys,

Pretty new to KDE Neon, so please forgive me if the question is obvious.

I really need the hardware support of the 4.8 kernel for Ubuntu 16.04. I've done some googling and research, and it appears that it's really as simple as:

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sudo apt-get install linux-generic-hwe-16.04-edge


I also rely on VirtualBox for my livelihood as I do .NET development. Specifically I use KDE Neon as the VirtualBox host and run Windows 10 as a guest.

So here's my question. I know that VirtualBox has kernel modules. I was wondering if I install the 4.8 kernel (which would also install the kernel headers) and then I follow the instructions here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads to get the latest version, will the Virtual Box kernel modules be rebuilt for the new 4.8 kernel? My understanding is that they should be rebuilt without problem.

I suppose this becomes moot when Ubuntu 16.04.2 hits, and presumably KDE Neon follows suit. I believe with 16.04.2 the 4.8 kernel is the default.

I did read here that the 5.1.x releases of Virtual Box no longer relies on DKMS to rebuild the modules, so perhaps things are easier now?

http://news.softpedia.com/news/virtualbox-5-1-will-no-longer-rely-on-dkms-for-module-rebuilding-on-linux-504858.shtml

Any advice will be appreciated.
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Just wanted to update everyone, that after updating the kernel VirtualBox (host) runs fine on KDE Neon. I didn't have to do anything specific, it appears that installing the new kernel caused VirtualBox to automatically build it's kernel models.

So my setup is now:

Host OS: Ubuntu 16.04.1 (KDE Neon, Linux 4.8)
Guest OS: Windows 10

Before I had both the Host and the Guest as Windows 10, but Windows 10 as a host OS is very greedy resource wise.

 
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