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Old 21st April 2009, 08:43 AM
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VirtualBox USB issue with USB Wireless device

i'm running Virtualbox machines for operSUSE, Windows, and Ubuntu... now to enablle USB i have to do the following:
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1 - create a new group called “usb”;
2 - locate file usbfs: in my case is /sys/bus/usb/drivers (I suggest to find the file with a usb device inserted;
3 - modify file /etc/fstab inserting a line containing the right path and the number corresponding the “usb” group :
none /sys/bus/usb/drivers usbfs devgid=503,devmode=664 0 0
I'm using a USB Wireless stick for internet... so enabling USB for virtualmachines seems to disable my usage of the wireless stick for internet... is there a way around this?

thanks for any help...
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Old 21st April 2009, 01:02 PM
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Passing control of a USB device to a virtual machine in VirtualBox effectively removes it from the host system and gives complete control to the virtual machine.

What I would try to do in your situation is use network bridging within VirtualBox to allow the VMs access to your wireless card (though I'm not too sure if wireless bridging is supported in VirtualBox yet - it may be limited to wired only).

If you haven't done so already, download VirtualBox 2.2.0 - USB support in Fedora is fixed now, so you don't need to create groups and modify files on the host OS. Bridging support is also a lot better in the later versions of VBox, as it automatically gives you a drop-down of interfaces rather than relying on user input (or even creating manual tunnels and bridges) by the user.
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Old 22nd April 2009, 11:10 PM
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i'm currently using 2.2...

i'm also using Fedora 10 on my laptop... i just upgraded my 2.1.4 to 2.2 and USB seems to run fine... so i deleted the line from fstab and removed the usb group... now USB doesn't work... re-created the usb group and re-added the line on fstab... and still no USB

help....

do i need to add group users to USB group? if so, which? cheers
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