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Re: [SLE] [SOLVED] VMware / SuSE 9.1 USB problems
  • From: Jerome Lyles <susemail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 19:26:00 -1000
  • Message-id: <200405261926.00659.susemail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 26 May 2004 02:35 am, 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.)
>

> 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

Is this a shell command: 'for a in *; do ln -s /proc/bus/usb/$a /tmp/usb/$a;
done'? Is 'done' a part of the command?
Is 'devices_please-use-sysfs-instead' a file, dir or place holder?
Thanks,
Jerome


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