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android – Genymotion, "Unable to load VirtualBox engine." on Mavericks. VBox is setup correctly

Posted by: admin March 11, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I keep getting the following error:

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I have reinstalled, deleted and tried about EVERYTHING to get Genymotion to work again.

I do not have the device I need, but Genymotion was PERFECT for the job, until Mavericks update I have been fighting to get it to work again.

MacBook Pro, Retina 13-inch, Early 2013.
i5, 8gb.

I’m running version 1.3.1 for os x.
I do have Virtualbox 4.3 installed with Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.3.0-89960.vbox-extpack too.

My Virtualbox starts up normally without ANY errors.
I tried Environment variables putting vbox on my $PATH, all sorts of things.
Nothing works!

I have no idea what to do anymore, anyone out there had similar problems and fixed it ?

EDIT:
LOG:

Oct 28 09:49:36 [Genymotion] [Warning] ****  STARTING GENYMOTION  **** 
Oct 28 09:49:36 [Genymotion] [Warning] Genymotion Version: Genymotion 1.3.1 
Oct 28 09:49:36 [Genymotion] [Debug] Network request to URL:  "/launchpad/last_version/mac/x64/" 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] Genymotion server informs that version  "1.3.0"  is available from  "https://ssl-files.genymotion.com/genymotion/genymotion-1.3.0/genymotion-1.3.0.dmg" 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] Version: "1" 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Error] Genymotion is newer than the database... how is possible? 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] Getting currently authenticated user from  local cache 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] Loading "vboxmanage" plugin 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] Library loaded with success 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] Chipset: "GenuineIntel" 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] CPUID 0x1 (Intel): ECX= "7fbae3bf" 
Oct 28 09:49:39 [Genymotion] [Debug] VBoxManage path (default value): "VBoxManage" 
Oct 28 09:50:09 [Genymotion] [Debug] Can't run VBoxManage ("list", "hostonlyifs") 
Oct 28 09:50:09 [Genymotion] [Warning] QProcess: Destroyed while process is still running.
Oct 28 09:50:09 [Genymotion] [Error] "Fail to load vboxmanage plugin from /Applications/Genymotion.app/Contents/MacOS/plugins/" 
Oct 28 09:50:09 [Genymotion] [Error] Unable to find VM Engine. Plugin loading aborted. 

EDIT 2:

VBoxManage list hostonlyifs

Prints the following:

VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object!
VBoxManage: error: Code NS_BASE_STREAM_WOULD_BLOCK (0x80470007) - Stream operation would block (extended info not available)
VBoxManage: error: Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not running or failed to start.
How to&Answers:

I had the same problem and solved it by running the following command:

sudo /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox/VirtualBox restart

In later versions, the command is

sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VirtualBox/LaunchDaemons/VirtualBoxStartup.sh restart

Make sure you’ve unblocked VirtualBox’s kernel extensions in System Preferences->Security and Privacy->General (You’ll get a popup when you install VirtualBox).

Answer:

Eventually, you might not have anything in your /Library/StartupItems.

Using the following command helps :

sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VirtualBox/LaunchDaemons/VirtualBoxStartup.sh restart

It worked for me on two different Mavericks installs.

Answer:

Update: Genymotion’s 2.5.1 release (https://www.genymotion.com/#!/release-notes/251#251) seems to have fixed this issue. (thanks for the heads up @Roger!)


For those that may be stumbling upon this a bit later, I resolved this by installing VirtualBox 4.3.28 (https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Download_Old_Builds_4_3). The new 5.0.0 and 4.3.30 versions didn’t work for me with Genymotion 2.5. None of the above solutions worked 🙁

It’s also worth noting that at the time of writing, Genymotion’s FAQ states the following:

However, for performance reasons, we recommend using version 4.3.12

Answer:

You need to restart VirtualBox service you can do it with this:

sudo /Library/StartupItems/VirtualBox/VirtualBox restart

If in this path is empty you can use:

sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VirtualBox/LaunchDaemons/VirtualBoxStartup.sh restart

After I use Parallels I always need to do it.

Answer:

On Ubuntu GNU/Linux:

sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup

Answer:

What worked for me in Win 7 is to remove the Host-only Network (in Oracle virtual box preferences menu [CTRL+G] -> Network -> host only networks). Genymotion will recreate it automatically at the next virtual device start.

Answer:

Ok after a whole productive day down the drain I got it to work.

First I uninstalled all traces of Genymotion and Virtualbox.
I then proceeded to install Genymotion and then Virtual Box again, but the previous version (4.2.18)

I ran Genymotion, Downloaded an Image, I got an error message about the network trying to run it.
So I ran it Directly inside Virtual Box, It started up 100% with network and everything.
I shut it down, went to Image’s settings and changed the first adapter to “Host-only”.

I opened the Genymotion Launcher again and “Played” my device and it started up with no problems.

Answer:

For those who are hitting this thread from Mac OSX with the same error message but a potentially different problem:

1) Check that you have opened GenyMotion through /Applications and that you have enabled the internet permissions

2) Install Virtual box from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Once you download and install, retry running GenyMotion

3) If those do not work, try Mul0w”s suggestion:

sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VirtualBox/LaunchDaemons/VirtualBoxStartup.sh restart

Answer:

It happens when upgrading to el capitan from yosemite. Virtual box needs to be installed again. Reinstalling geny motion does nothing. You will keep all your virtual devices unchanged.

Answer:

For Arch Linux try this :

sudo vboxreload

Answer:

Deleting Host-only network helped me.
1. Open Virtual Box
2. File->Preferences-> Network
3. Select the Host-only network and remove it.

Now try starting the Genymotion.

Answer:

Uninstall VirtualBox with uninstaller (it comes with dmg), then install VirtualBox again. This has solved that issue for me.

Answer:

Virtual box version 4.3.28 worked with Genymotion 2.5.2 for me. Nothing else seemed to work.

Answer:

i installed Oracle virtualbox (Download link) then everything working fine

Answer:

On Ubuntu 16.04 vboxdrv is not longer in /etc/init.d, therefore you must run this:

/usr/lib/virtualbox/vboxdrv.sh setup

Answer:

I also Struggled with el captain installed.
I installed the VirtualBox 4.3.26 version. Other latest versions doesnt worked for me.
It works like a charm 🙂

Answer:

In GNU/Linux you can use this command

 /etc/init.d/virtualbox

Options

  • start
  • stop
  • stop_vms
  • restart
  • force-reload
  • status

for example

 /etc/init.d/virtualbox force-reload

Good Luck