microsoft natural usb keyboard crashes usb support in VB - fixed as of 2010/11/18
|Reported by:||Rogier||Owned by:|
|Guest type:||Windows||Host type:||Linux|
I discovered the following problem.
First i describe my hardware setup. I am using a Microsoft Natural USB keyboard on my linux host. I do not activate this USB keyboard in VB because the keyboard function works.
The Error situation. When i want to use a USB-stick in my windows XP guest OS, i activate the the USB stick with a right-click on the usb icon and select the USB stick. This all works without the USB keyboard attached. When i attach the USB keyboard and want to use the USB stick, i get only a list with: Microsoft, Unknown device, Unknown device, Unknown device. When I right-click the USB icon a second time, nothing happens, no list, nothing. VB still works it does not hang.
I attach the logfile which is the result of the plugging in the keyboard and usb stick.
What i did is the following.
- Shutdown the running Windows Xp VM
- Quit in Linux host the VB
- Attach the USB keyboard
- Start VB
- Start Windows Xp VM
- Entered in windows xp VM my login name and password
- Waiting.... see Time stamp 00:01:16.360
- Attached the USB Stick
- Right-click the usb icon and select the USB Stick
- Error window Appeard:
VirtualBox - Error
Failed to attach the USB device Unknown device to the virtual machine.
Could not find a USB device with uuid
Callee RC: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
- Hit OK button
- Checked if the USB stick has a drive letter, NO no drive letter.
- Unplugged the USB stick
- Shutdown the VM