Ticket #3049 (closed defect: duplicate)
USB still no go from non-root account
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I just downloaded and installed VirtualBox 2.1.0, RHEL5. Same issue as with earlier versions: USB devices in a non-root account show up but greyed-out and non-activatable. The device in question is seen and mounted by the Linux side, and when the device is umounted by Linux (manually), it still is not activatable from a non-root account. I generally do not run any VM (particularly one running within it an MS OS) as root -- too dangerous. Note that VMware workstation does NOT have this problem -- VMware workstation detects that the device is Linux-side mounted and then asks if one wants to de-attach the device from Linux-side and re-attach to the VM side, which VMware then does upon confirmation.
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