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Re: [opensuse] USB not working in VBox
  • From: Oszkó Albert <oszko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 10:20:52 +0200
  • Message-id: <4C36DBE4.7060601@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2010-07-09 09:58 keltezéssel, eddie írta:
On Friday 09 Jul 2010 08:32:40 Oszkó Albert wrote:
2010-07-08 10:55 keltezéssel, Oszkó Albert írta:
Dear All,

Recently I have installed Win 7 Enterprise Edition in Sun's
VirtualBox, but cannot get USB to work. In Settings/USB devices it
correctly states that it is a Kingston Data Traveller, but this line
is greyed out. Down at the status bar after pulling the cursor over
the USB stick icon a popup says that there is no USB devices plugged.

Are there further settings needed or what did I miss?

Thanks for all of you for the help. Now VirtualBox 3.2.6 (PUEL version,
of course) works fine with USB support.
The clue was to tweak /etc/fstab. The host is OS 11.2 the guest is Win 7


Perhaps you can post your tweak just in case there are others out there who
are struggling like you were.

I added the following line to /etc/fstab:

none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1000,devmode=664 0 0

Here devgid=1000 may change depending on the group ID of vboxuser group.

After that I ran a "mount-a" command and that's all (for now, at least)

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