[vbox-dev] Remote USB support
vaibhav.sr at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 21:27:01 PDT 2013
On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Klaus Espenlaub
<klaus.espenlaub at oracle.com> wrote:
> On 31.01.2013 05:34, Vaibhav AGARWAL wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to use 'Remote USB feature' provided by VirtualBox.
>> Following is my setup:
>> - VBox (Ubuntu 12.04) running on Windows7 PC
>> - Remote computer - Ubuntu 12.04. (VBox installed along with extension
>> I started rdesktop-vrdp session from Remote computer using following
>> rdesktop-vrdp -r usb -u<username> <ipaddr::3389>
>> Now, I can't see USB devices attached to remote computer in VBox guest
> Totally normal - remote USB devices can only be attached to a VM if they
> match a USB filter. They will not show up in the list of USB devices in the
>> Can anybody pls help/suggest right steps to do so....
> Check the VBox.log file if the devices are reported to the VM (lines
> starting with ++++ for USB devices which are plugged into the remote system,
> and ---- for USB devices which are removed).
> If that's working as expected all you need is the proper filter for remote
> USB devices.
I can't see any messages for USB device +++/--- in VBox.log file.
Also, looking at the virtualbox manual, it says:
"rdesktop-vrdp can access USB devices only through /proc/bus/usb"
And with latest kernel versions (Ubuntu12.04) /proc/bus/usb is not available.
Do you recommend to recompile kernel with usbfs support.
Or there is any other alternate from VirtualBox perspective?
>> PS: I tried seeking help from VBox-users mailing list, but could not
>> find a reply :( Thus looking forward to dev community :)
> Not really a dev issue, so had to wait a little until I have a bit of spare
>> vbox-dev mailing list
>> vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Sincere apologies for replying so late to your suggestions :(
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