VirtualBox

Ticket #11314 (new defect)

Opened 16 months ago

Assigning USB devices to Guests causes hard lockups

Reported by: random_luser Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

As a workaound to Ticket #11313 (Can't assign guest audio to dedicated sound device on Host), I have purchsed 2 USB devices to enable local sound on the Guest (to avoid polluting audio on Host).

I have tried a USB sound adapter (AD-SND01), as well as a USB Bluetooth Adapter (ASUS USB-BT211), both on Windows 8 and XP guests, using both 4.2.4 and 4.2.6 versions of VBox plus the accompanying version of Guest extensions, installed in Safe Mode both times to allow 3D. Both devices immediately cause the Guest to lock, and nothing short of a Host reboot will terminate the Guests.

On Windows 8, the USB sound card appears as a valid sound device but causes lock-up when the 'Test' button is pressed. On Windows XP, the system freezes when the systray notification starts to read "Adding Human Input Device". Only way to restart Guest is to restart Host.

The USB Bluetooth Device causes Windows 8 to lock up immediately upon insertion. If device is removed, Guest will resume operation, and Host will indicate "Can not attach USB device. Can not create proxy instance" or somesuch, then indicate a General Error on iConsole.

I have 3D support enabled on all Guests, as the use case here is to allow my kids to play games.

Both devices work as expected on Host (Windows 7 64-bit).

Links to products:

 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812705175  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320057

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