Ticket #2262 (closed defect: fixed)
USB still no go from non-root account
|Reported by:||yk||Owned by:|
Your latest 2.0.2 on a RHEL 5 current (17 Sept 2008) host with a MS Win XP Pro guest is a big improvement, but USB still does not work properly from a non-root account. USB devices are shown as these are inserted into the hardware and recognised by Linux, but are grey and cannot be attached to the MS Win guest from a non-root account. This feature does work as root. Moreover, you have one dangerous provision: you allow the Linux USB pointing device (e.g., a Logitech track ball) to be disconnected from Linux and thus never reconnected without a lot of editing of configuration files as root from a scrolling screen on a plain terminal (e.g., ctrl-alt-F1). The greyed out check box widget is a permission issue, but you should automatically correct this; the pointing device should not be offered if possible or given either protection or a GUI recovery. Without easy access to USB, I will continue to use VMWare in which all of these work as they should.
- Version changed from VirtualBox 2.0.2 to VirtualBox 2.1.0