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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #3326


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Timestamp:
02/12/09 09:58:54 (5 years ago)
Author:
michael
Comment:

Just for your information: the "unknown device" thing just means that the device does not provide text information describing itself. It only provides numbers (04b3 and 3107, which hwinfo looks up in a database and identifies as "IBM Corp." and "ThinkPad 800dpi Optical Travel Mouse"). Since VirtualBox doesn't have such a database, it takes the quick option and says "unknown device". (Note: try doing "lsusb -v" and you will see that the "iManufacturer" and "iProduct" entries for the device are empty).

What this means is that if it is not working in your XP guest, this is not related to the "unknown device" description. Have you successfully used other USB devices in VirtualBox? Is your user a member of the "vboxusers" group? Can you select other USB devices when you right click on the USB icon at the bottom of the VM window?

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    88This is information coming from hwinfo thru Ubuntu terminal about this mouse which shows it's perfectly identified though.  
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    10 [quote]54: USB 00.0: 10503 USB Mouse 
     9{{{ 
     1054: USB 00.0: 10503 USB Mouse 
    1111  [Created at usb.122] 
    1212  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_4b3_3107_noserial_if0 
     
    3535    GPM Protocol: exps2 
    3636  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown 
    37   Attached to: #57 (Hub)[/quote] 
     37  Attached to: #57 (Hub) 
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