VirtualBox

Ticket #1314 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Should not need to add an empty USB filter before filtering USB devices

Reported by: kenyee Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

See this forum msg:  http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?p=17986#17986

VirtualBox needs you to add a dummy "everything" filter before adding other filters for USB devices. It should add the everything filter by default and mask off all USB devices not listed in the USB device list. The dummy filter is not intuitive...

Win98 guest running on WinXP host if that matters.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

I don't agree as USB devices which are made available for guests are not available for the host anymore and this is often not the desired behavior.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by kenyee

As I understand how the USB support works, you have to go to the menu of the Guest window, and then indicate which USB device you want to hook in. The idea is not to add all USB devices *by default*.

The complaint of this bug is that the way to enable USB support is not-intuitive (look in the forums for the error string to see how many people have a hard time setting up USB support and think it's broken in VirtualBox). If you do not add the "everything" filter, VirtualBox's USB support seems broken (i.e., all devices seem to be always busy).

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Component changed from other to USB

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Actually this bug is obsolete since ages. There is no empty USB filter required anymore.

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