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Old 03-17-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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Question using usb on virtualbox (through Linux Mint)

I have a dell machine running Linux Mint 6.
When I use virtualbox on it to run another OS
I can't use usb ports even though they see the
usb item. I have posted this in CL and followed the instructions
they gave me to no avail. I was not able to add a new group in
terminal for usb users in virtualbox. I would like to know how to
rectify this. What command lines should I be putting in terminal
or if I should go about it a different way.

Old 03-17-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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not sure, but are you trying to use the ose or the non-ose edition of vbox?

only the non-ose from enables usb.
When you insert the usb stick the first not let the host udev system grab KDE I press cancel...then in the guest os...go to the top panel and click on usb and tick (check) the usb device...then the guest os should detect it and offer to load it etc


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