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Old 07-26-2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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USB: Virtualbox - tried everything!

hi i need help, i looked all around, tried everything they told me, changed /etc/fstab:
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1002,devmode=666 0 0
, changed /etc/udev/rules.d/40-permissions.rules:
# USB devices (usbfs replacement)
SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", MODE="0666"
nothing worked, cant find my usb's...
i'm running ubuntu feisty 7.04 host, and a windows xp guest.
adam@adam-laptop:~$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 007: ID 0b05:1726 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 05e1:0501 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0b05:1712 ASUSTek Computer, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 03f0:7804 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c518 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
adam@adam-laptop:~$ VBoxManage list usbhostVirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 1.4.0
(C) 2005-2007 innotek GmbH
All rights reserved.

Host USB Devices:


what am i doing wrong????
Old 07-27-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
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Slow down and start at the beginning... Virtualbox manager cannot find your usb devices? Is this correct? And who is "they"?

The usual procedure seems to be as follows:

1. Create a group usbusers and put yourself in it. (System>Administration>Users & Groups>Manage Groups>Add Groups)

2. In a terminal, type in lsusb and note down the vendor and product ids for the devices that you want to enable. i.e. That "Hewlett-Packard " entry (a printer or scanner?) has vidid - 03f0:7804

3. In VirtuaBox's USB section add these devices, making sure you have the vendor and id numbers correct.

4. As a super user, edit the properties of the file /etc/udev, so that you can read and write to the file.

5. Reboot (JIC).

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 07-27-2007 at 08:06 PM.


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