[vbox-dev] grant access to usb device in vbox4.0.0

Michael Thayer michael.thayer at oracle.com
Mon Jan 31 02:59:36 PST 2011

Hello Michal,

Le vendredi 14 janvier 2011 à 09:39 +0100, Michal Šebeň a écrit :
> I looked in rpm spec file which is included in tarball, to check how
> rpm build for SUSE deals with usb permissions problem :
> maybe I oversight but what about drop this concept and push to
> vboxdrv.rules these TWO lines (instead)? :
> SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", ATTR{devnum}=="?*",
> ATTR{busnum}=="?*",NAME="vboxusb/$attr{busnum}/$attr{devnum}",
> GROUP=$group
> SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTR{devnum}=="?*",
> ATTR{busnum}=="?*",NAME="vboxusb/$attr{busnum}/$attr{devnum}",
> GROUP="$group
I haven't yet looked at this properly, but on the one hand our current
setup deliberately does not add USB hubs to /dev/vboxusb, as VirtualBox
doesn't access them - your change would loose that - and on the other,
wouldn't this prevent the normal /dev/bus/usb device nodes from being


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