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Old 05-03-2014, 11:43 AM   #1
jayhel
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VirtualBox: USB2 is not working


Hi!
I installed VirtualBox from SlackBuild (all the packages)
USB2 is not working
Also my Win7 virtualmachine shows only a smal Win7 display of 1/3 of my screen size. Can't get a full size.

What can be wrong?

Thanks in advance

JL
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
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I'm not 100% certain, but I *believe* you need to install the extension pak in order to enable usb (or to easily enable it), plus guest additions should be installed (from within the vm) in order to get the flexibility with window sizing.

Plus, though it may not be your cup of tea, and no offense to those responsible for the slackbuilds, but I've had more success with the binaries...ymmv.

cheers,
 
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:36 PM   #3
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Thank you for your suggestion, mrclisdue.
I installed all the packages including those you mentioned.
No way.
So I might go the way you did.
One question, though. Once everything compiled from the source, is everything working?
In my case I need an Ubuntu and a Win7 virtual machine.
Would they be working 100%?

Thanks,

JL
 
Old 05-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #4
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You need to add a file for udev before usb will work with non-root users. (using the binary version from virtualbox.org anyways, not sure about from source)

/etc/udev/rules.d/60-vboxdrv.rules:
Quote:
KERNEL=="vboxdrv", NAME="vboxdrv", OWNER="root", GROUP="root", MODE="0600"
KERNEL=="vboxdrvu", NAME="vboxdrvu", OWNER="root", GROUP="root", MODE="0666"
KERNEL=="vboxnetctl", NAME="vboxnetctl", OWNER="root", GROUP="root", MODE="0600"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", ACTION=="add", RUN+="/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxCreateUSBNode.sh $major $minor $attr{bDeviceClass}"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", RUN+="/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxCreateUSBNode.sh $major $minor $attr{bDeviceClass}"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", ACTION=="remove", RUN+="/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxCreateUSBNode.sh --remove $major $minor"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="remove", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", RUN+="/opt/VirtualBox/VBoxCreateUSBNode.sh --remove $major $minor"
 
Old 05-03-2014, 01:34 PM   #5
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@jayhel

I've recently done 4 installs using -current and the binaries, and ultimately Win7 in a vm, and I've not had any issues whatsoever.

Also, DrKrieger may be on to something - I've never had to manually create that rule, so I'm going to assume it's created by the binary during the install, because it exists on my systems. So perhaps it's not created when installing the slackbuild?

cheers,
 
Old 05-03-2014, 04:21 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jayhel View Post
Hi!
I installed VirtualBox from SlackBuild (all the packages)
USB2 is not working
Are you in the vboxusers group?
 
Old 05-03-2014, 04:59 PM   #7
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I desinstalled the Slackbuild's VirtualBox.
I installed the VirtualBox(dot)org version instead along with the extension pack.
Now the USB2 is working fine.
But Win7 stays in a window half the size of the hp240's screen and doesn't expand to full screen.
So now the question is:
How to have Win7 full screen?

JL
 
Old 05-03-2014, 06:35 PM   #8
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Solved!
I desinstalled the Slackbuild's VirtualBox.
I installed the VirtualBox(dot)org version instead along with the extension pack.
Now the USB2 is working fine.
And I installed the Guest Additon in Win7.
Now I have Win7 working fine, full screen, also.

So everything is solved.

Thank you for your help.
Rgs,

JL
 
Old 05-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #9
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There's a 'UserManual.pdf' that's included with every install (should be in /opt/VirtualBox/UserManual.pdf and also on their site) that comes in handy quite often. They keep it up to date with each version release too so when you're looking for something specific the Table of Contents is usually current.
 
  


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