Ticket #7263 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

Can't assign Wacom Bamboo Touch USB tablet to Ubuntu 9.04 guest from Mac host

Reported by: lemketron Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.6 Keywords: Wacom bamboo touch tablet usb
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Although I can create a filter for it, whether or not that filter is enabled, I cannot seem to assign a Wacom Bamboo Touch USB tablet to an Ubuntu 9.04 guest while running on a Mac host. I can also see the Wacom tablet in the USB menu while the guest is running, but unlike other USB devices, the Wacom item is disabled. I can assign other devices (like memory card readers) without a problem. Does VirtualBox think this is a desktop HIDD device that is needed to operate the desktop system? I have tried this on a Mac Pro with a separate keyboard and trackball, and also on a MacBook Pro with keyboard and trackpad. I bought a separate USB Wacom Bamboo Touch tablet specifically so I could assign it to my Ubuntu guest but I don't seem to be able to.

Interestingly enough, I have no trouble assigning the Wacom USB tablet to an Ubuntu guest in VmWare Fusion. :-(


Ubuntu904Test-2010-08-02-20-10-35.log Download (43.2 KB) - added by lemketron 8 years ago.
Ubuntu904Test-2010-08-02-20-17-10.log Download (43.0 KB) - added by lemketron 8 years ago.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by lemketron

Changed 8 years ago by lemketron

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by lemketron

Hmmm. I did actually get the tablet to show up in the guest.

It looks like it is necessary to disconnect and reconnect the USB tablet whenever starting up the VM to which I want it to appear.

Is that intentional? It sounds like VirtualBox can only "grab" the USB device from the host when it is first connected to the host USB port?

comment:2 Changed 21 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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