Ticket #2459 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

VB detects my USB devices but doesn't make them available

Reported by: Todaro Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 2.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


This issue has been published on user forums but I couldn't get proper help, that's why I come here.

Starting from scratch with a fresh install of Ubunty 8.04 (hardy) 64-bit and VirtualBox 2.0.2 with Win XP SP3 and following all guidelines on I've still been unable to get USB to work on VB's virtual machine.

My USB is set as follows:

VB detects USB devices connected to the hardware but it doesn't make them available. On the virtual machine's menu bar, opening Devices / USB Devices it shows all of them but the items are grayed out.

As I said, no one on user forums was able to bring me a tip or something that helped me to solve the issue.

I thank you in advance for your attention.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Todaro

Issue has been solved: the Group ID from VBOX wasn't in the USBFS-Entry. Please disconsider this ticket. Thanks.

But, if I can make you a suggestion, try to make VB for Linux so easy to use as it is on the Mac OS X environment. It was just ready to use with all its funcionality (USB included) right after the install was done. No need of reading any manual or FAQ of any kind nor asking for help anywhere. It just works.


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

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

I'm afraid that's to be expected with Linux. Dealing with all the different distro's is no simple task.

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