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Old 04-12-2009, 05:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by dralexpe View Post
I was able to use the USB port in the guest only if I started the browser/WebUI as root in the host. Then the USB port is available in the guest. I cloned the VM and upgraded the hardware to version 7 but I am getting the same behavior.

I wanted to be able to run the browser/WebUI in the host as non-admin, but then the USB port is not available in the guest.

Thank you.
Hello I'm d'unno if you use debian. But if it read my message a little wy a go . Into the kernelfs mount file You also can put the dev mode at 777
so no acces problem at all any more but a security bridge is formed.maybe a change whit the line devmode=664 and devgid=46 then if you as user are menber from pludev group (which normally 46) you will have no problem anymore. ps Recently I buyed the vmware for workstation 6.5 Solves a lot of problems and now my vm machines are working at top i first tried the test version off course but was enchanted about the results which were simply faboulus. But It's just so much much better then the free vmware server actually full100% usable even heavy graphics devices as webcam's are runnig very good into the virtual machine.
Old 04-27-2009, 01:45 AM   #17
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I use Ubuntu 9.04 AMD 64 bit and I can't get this to work except to run firefox as root. Doing so changes the ownership of certain files in my ~/.mozilla files and screws me up. Doing a chmod on the /dev file does no good. Anybody got a real workaround or a real fix?
Old 05-11-2009, 04:37 AM   #18
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Hi everyone.

I had this problem too and solved it quite simply by making myself a member of the "USB" group.

I'm using Mandriva 2008.1

Hope this helps.
Old 10-07-2009, 09:57 PM   #19
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Ubuntu 9.04 VM server 2.0 USB error


not sure this will work for everyone, but this is what I got. Shut Down all of your Guest Operating systems running on your VM server. Remove The USB hardware from them, and close all browsers.

Open a terminal and type


then enter password

I use firefox so at the prompt type


once its open go to each of the guest Operating systems "windows xp for me in this case" and add hardware and add the USB hardware back to the operating systems.

Close the browser and exit from the terminal. Now return to normal operation in this case open firefox as normal and go to the web page for VM console and start the OS. Once booted in to the windows OS connect to the device and it should work just fine.

Good Luck and GOD speed...


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