Ticket #64 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

No USBFS in Open Suse 10.2 they say it needs libusb compiled in to use more secure alternative

Reported by: mrxavia Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.4 Keywords: USB, opensuse 10.2
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


After much trying to get USB to work I found that opensuse 10.2 does not have /proc/bus/usb mounted and cannot easily have it mounted without re-compiling the kernal, which is something I personally have never done.

It seems that this is due to security issues, and libusb should be used, is this an update that is likely to happen?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by achimha

We plan to make use of libusb instead of usbfs in the future.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

this bug is related to bug #60

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Technologov

How about including usb module for SUSE 10.2 inside the RPM ?

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by pablo


I actually went ahead and recompiled my kernel, setup /proc/bus/usb with permissions noted in a VMWare/openSUSES note and still, I couldn't get USB to work.

I went so far as to uninstall VB, remove all files in $HOME/.VirtualBox, reboot my machine and re-installed VB to no avail.

If you have a work-around on how to get USB to work with 1.3.6 and openSUSE 10.2, I would very much appreciate it.

Kind regards, -pablo

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

We will use libusb in the future for device detection, but rely on the usb interface that was disabled in OpenSuse 10.2. The OpenSuse guys realized they have made a big mistake (, so I'll close this defect.

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