Ticket #3347 (closed defect: fixed)
Unable to include USB HID devices
|Reported by:||fel1x||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.1.2||Keywords:||usb hid u3 smartcard|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
I want to use a USB device which is a combination of a mass storage device and a smartcard reader. Similiary I want to use a USB device which is Mouse/Keyboard/Headset. All have in common that they are USB HID (Human Input) devices (Class = 0x03).
I am in a Windows XP Guest from a Mac OS X Host: The HID are greyed out when I click the USB icon under the running guest. Creating a device filter or a generic device filter does not help. Starting VirtualBox as root (to resolve possible permission issues (like under Linux)) does not resolve the problem either.
The device state is unavaible.
# sudo VBoxManage list usbhost |tail -n10 UUID: 2587e29b-4e2b-42a4-803b-84869cf42035 VendorId: 0x0d46 (0D46) ProductId: 0x4081 (4081) Revision: 1.23 (0123) Manufacturer: KOBIL Systems Product: mIDentity L SerialNumber: SN_S_071106216 Address: p=0x4081;v=0x0d46;s=0x00003cdd48524c60;l=0x24100000 Current State: Unavailable
Adding support for USB HID would be a major feature because neither Parallels or VMWare support it very well. Furthermore many USB devices are marked wrongly as a USB HID, as are USB U3 sticks and there are many legit use cases of USB HID devices (Wacom Tablets, Headset, etc).
Please fix this, thanks :)