Ticket #3416 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

USB misconfigured in W2K guest

Reported by: hobbit Owned by:
Component: USB Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I'm not even sure how to describe this in the right terms, but after installing the guest additions in my 2K VM I get an "add new hardware" dialog upon inserting a USB thumbdrive; after going through that I see a yellow-question-mark "USB Controller" under "other devices" in the Device Manager [devmgmt.msc] the property-sheet of which claims that the drivers aren't installed correctly. Trying to do so and letting it search around in \program files\sun and the guest-additions ISO doesn't turn up anything it's happy with so the device remains misconfigured, which I suspect is behind not letting any USB devices work. . I've searched the archives extensively and can't find anything that comes sufficiently close to this set of conditions to let me solve this on my own. What did I miss during install? I've got filters set up for various USB devices, the host OS sees them just fine without VB running, etc etc, it's just that my 2K guest has a mangled idea of what's there. . Let me know what other information I can collect.


VBox.log Download (43.7 KB) - added by hobbit 13 years ago.
another attempt at vbox.log [LF format]

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by hobbit

Let me try to put this a different way: WHERE is the correct driver for vbox's "virtual USB controller", such that I can get to install correctly in a w2k guest and get rid of the yellow question mark? It doesn't seem to be in the guest-additions ISO, and I have no idea where else to look. Yes, I've tried the original w2k install too, but I suspect it needs a vbox driver rather than a stock windows driver.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by hobbit

Is anyone actually reading these? Maybe something visual will get someone's attention: <img src=""> How do I fix this problem?? This isn't failure to give the guest a list of USB devices, it's vbox's USB driver itself that appears to be missing. Where is it??

vbox 2.1.2, Leopard 10.5 host, win2k guest with guest additions at least *attempted* at installation. Everything else appears to be fine, it's just this one thing that's kicking me.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by hobbit

and that obviously wasn't the right way to inline an image, and now this system offers me no opportunity to go back and edit it. Please LOOK at what I'm seeing by selecting the link.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by frank

Please attach a VBox.log file from such a session.

comment:6 Changed 13 years ago by hobbit

well, crap. That was pretty messy, and I don't see any way to pretty it up. Can that be read okay, or can I mail the file to someone, or what?


comment:7 Changed 13 years ago by sandervl73

There's a big 'Attach File' button. I'll delete your comment as it's unreadable.

Changed 13 years ago by hobbit

another attempt at vbox.log [LF format]

comment:8 Changed 13 years ago by hobbit

okay, it appears to have taken the attachment. Said "attach" button is way up above where this text gets typed, making it easy to miss. I would have shortened it but I have no idea which parts you need to see or not.

It would be nice if this ticketing system allowed ticket submitters to EDIT their own postings, rather than just tack more and more stuff on.

comment:9 Changed 13 years ago by hobbit

So ... any further advice on this one? It's been another two weeks, and I was hoping this would be just some simple thing I was missing. You have a logfile to look at now. Let me know if I should try anything else and get you that information too.


comment:10 Changed 5 years ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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