VirtualBox

Ticket #2990 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

installed without USB Proxy, VBox complains

Reported by: bughunter2 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

I've installed VirtualBox without USB support.

When opening the Preferences dialog I get this: "Could not load the Host USB Proxy Service (VERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND). The service might be not installed on the host computer. E_FAIL (0x000040005)" Even though there is a button "Do not show this message again" the message shouldn't be displayed at all since it was to be expected that this service wasn't installed.

And there is a typo in there as well, "might be not installed" should instead read "might not be installed".

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Priority changed from major to minor

Minor annoyance. I'll correct the typo.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

I don't agree about the statement that the message shouldn't be displayed. The USB proxy is not available, this could be a problem of the installation, a bug or this could be expected. Once clicked with the checkbox set, the message will not appear anymore.

The typo was fixed long time ago, closing.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by bughunter2

While I understand the technical issue behind it, isn't it a bit user-unfriendly to show an error regarding a missing component the user chose not to install?

OTOH, folks using a product like VirtualBox will probably understand what is going on and don't mind the error.

Personally, I didn't mind the error being shown. I just wanted to give my thoughts on it and was curious to see what UI design decisions were being made.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by frank

Your comments are welcome of course.

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