Ticket #8502 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

/dev/vboxusb must be created before starting guest => Fixed in SVN

Reported by: hank_se Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


System: OpenSuSE 11.3 Linux ernst #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-12-13 11:13:53 +0100 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux Udev 157-3.1 Motherboard. ASUS M2A-VM-HDMI

USB devices are not hot pluggable in windows guest if not at least one USB device is plugged in before starting VirtualBox. Devicenodes will however be created under /dev/vboxusb with correct permissions, owner root and group vboxusers.Restarting VirtualBox makes no change, shutting down VirtualBox, logging out and restarting VirtualBox works, one USB device plugged in in both cases. Commenting out the following lines in /usr/share/virtualbox/

"if test "$class" -eq 9; then

exit 0


works and creates and populates /dev/vboxusb with the same content as /dev/bus/usb.

The crucial thing seems to be that /dev/vboxusb must be created before starting VirtualBox.


VBox.log Download (79.2 KB) - added by hank_se 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by hank_se

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from /dev/vboxusb must be created before starting guest to /dev/vboxusb must be created before starting guest => Fixed in SVN

Fixed in the next maintenance release.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by frank

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

The fix is in 4.0.6.

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