Ticket #3583 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 23 months ago

Documentation for USB settings is confusin

Reported by: jimlaurent Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.4 Keywords: usb
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

The documentation for configuring USB devices is sketchy and confusing.

Specific items include:

in addition also optionally enable the USB 2.0 (EHCI) controller

Please explain what this means. What features will EHCI enable? What will the user be missing if EHCI is disabled? Why isn't EHCI always enabled?

If so, you can determine in detail which devices are available.

Can I only use filters if EHCI is enabled? If so, why are the filters not greyed out when EHCI is disabled?

Clicking on the “+“ button to the right of the “USB Device Filters” window creates a new filter.

How do I create a "wild card" filter that essentially says ALL USB devices will be notice by the guests? Or all USB memory sticks will be noticed? If leaving a filter field blank indicates a wild card, that should be noted. If a single blank filter is required to create an "accept all devices" rule, that should be noted in the documentation.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 23 months 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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