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RE: [SLE] [SOLVED] VMware / SuSE 9.1 USB problems
  • From: Ken Schneider <suselist@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 11:08:45 -0400
  • Message-id: <1085584124.4560.13.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
I really did not need to copies of your reply.


On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 10:45, burgeke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> /proc/bus/usb/devices in stock 9.1 does not exist. Instead, it is
> /proc/bus/usb/devices_please-use-sysfs-instead which is why VMware balks.
>
> The .vmx is the config file for your guest OS. It can be found in the
> directory path you specified when creating the guest VM.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Schneider [mailto:suselist@xxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 9:44 AM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [SLE] [SOLVED] VMware / SuSE 9.1 USB problems
>
> On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 08:35, burgeke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Earlier threads discussed the fact that USB devices would not work
> > within VMware running under a SuSE 9.1 host OS. This was due to the
> > fact that /proc/bus/usb/devices was renamed to
> > devices_use-sysfs-instead which apparently is a SuSE hack (does not
> > exist in the pristine kernel.)
> >
> > At any rate, thanks to Craig Altenburg on this list I was able to
> > modify inode.c and rebuild the usbcore module naming the file back to
> > "devices". It works perfectly but my only concern was that I was
> > breaking something within SuSE. I filed a support request with SuSE.
> > However, this was out of the scope of my free install support.
> >
> > Petr from the VMware list proposed the following fix within VMware
> > which worked perfectly. (Thanks Petr!)
> >
> > mkdir /tmp/usb
> > (cd /proc/bus/usb; for a in *; do ln -s /proc/bus/usb/$a /tmp/usb/$a;
> > done) ln -s /proc/bus/usb/devices_please-use-sysfs-instead
> > /tmp/usb/devices
> >
> > Then modify the .vmx file for your VM and add the line:
> >
> > usb.generic.devfsPath = "/tmp/usb"
> >
> > Hope this helps someone..
> >
> > Keith
>
> I don't see a .vmx file.
>
> Running VMware 4.5.1 0n 9.1 with MS2000 as guest OS.
>
> And why not just:
>
> usb.generic.devfsPath = "/sys/bus/usb"
>
> instead since that is where the devices dir is?
>
> --
> Ken Schneider
> unix user since 1989
> linux user since 1994
> SuSE user since 1998 (5.2)
>
>
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