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RE: [SLE] SuSE 9.1 and VMWare Workstation 4.5 work fine (sorta)
  • From: burgeke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 13:12:34 -0400
  • Message-id: <20040513171239.E3BA35A4865@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Here is more info and ultimatly the reason (I guess).

>From vmware.log

May 13 12:56:31: vmx| USB: Unable to open "/proc/bus/usb/devices" (No such
file or directory).
May 13 12:56:31: vmx| USB: Unable to initialize USB Generic backend.

burgess@linux:/proc/bus/usb> ls -la
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 0 2004-05-13 12:46 .
dr-xr-xr-x 5 root root 0 2004-05-13 12:46 ..
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2004-05-13 12:46 001 dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0
2004-05-13 12:46 002 dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2004-05-13 12:46 003
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 0 2004-05-13 12:46 004
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 0 2004-05-13 13:04 devices_please-use-sysfs-instead
burgess@linux:/proc/bus/usb>

Looks like it is SuSE's use of sysfs that is causing USB not to work in the
VMs. Anyone have a workaround?

Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: Craig Altenburg [mailto:craiga@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 12:46 PM
To: SuSE Linux Mailing List
Subject: Re: [SLE] SuSE 9.1 and VMWare Workstation 4.5 work fine (sorta)

That is what I see.

I have a different problem with USB and the driverloader. but the VM/USB
problem seems to exist whether I have the driverloader installed or not.

In SuSE 9.0 I could talk to USB devices from VM, but only those that were
plugged in when the VM was started. The docs seems to indicate that VM
would pick up hotplugged USB devices but mine never did. (I don't know if
that's related or not.)

--
Craig Altenburg

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