USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

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USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby hector » 4. Aug 2009, 18:37

I've problems to access on some USB devices on windows XP guest.
But I can access to some divices (example HP printer, scanner), and not to others (example joystick, phone ...)
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Re: USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby Biggerfoot » 4. Aug 2009, 21:42

No solution here, but I can report the same problem.
The scanner and the printer can be selected, but my GPS can not. (Listed as "Unknown device 091E:0003 [0001]".)
I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and the latest VirtualBox version.
I just installed a new computer, on my old computer this used to work without any special action. (Also running Ubuntu 9.04 but 32-bit, the VirtualBox however was an older version.)
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Re: USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby luis.nando » 4. Aug 2009, 22:15

I've got the same issue. Using the last version of VBox, on a MSI Wind Netbook running Ubuntu jaunty.
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Re: USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby hector » 4. Aug 2009, 23:00

Biggerfoot wrote:No solution here, but I can report the same problem.

I just installed a new computer, on my old computer this used to work without any special action. (Also running Ubuntu 9.04 but 32-bit, the VirtualBox however was an older version.)


If you don't have problems on 32bit, probably it's a specific problem of 64bit versions (mine is AMD64)
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Re: USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby hector » 4. Aug 2009, 23:18

UPDATE

Now I've test to disable the USB 2.0 (EHCI) controller and it's work :D (now i've connected my motorola phone)
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Re: USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby Biggerfoot » 5. Aug 2009, 21:04

hector wrote:Now I've test to disable the USB 2.0 (EHCI) controller and it's work :D (now i've connected my motorola phone)


Doesn't work for me.
But I found out that all devices are available if I run VirtualBox as root, so it seems to be a problem with my rights. (Not that I have any idea of what to change or why there are different rights for this device.)
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Re: USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby laus.tv » 6. Aug 2009, 15:31

Had the same problem with opensuse 11.1 and Vbox3.0.4 and solved it this way:

It is a problem with usb rights. Change to root (su) and enter


ls -al /proc/bus/usb/*/001

i think you'll get root as user and group at the resulting list. You must change or add the following line at your etc/fstab

usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,busgid=1000,busmode=0775,devgid=xxxx,devmode=0664 0 0
Enter the number of your virtualbox users group instead of xxxx
(to get it enter: grep vbox /etc/group )
Restart your pc or enter

mount usbfs

and you should be done

Kind regards

Klaus
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Re: USB problems on (K)Ubuntu 9.04

Postby frenzy » 3. Oct 2009, 02:49

I did a lot of the kinds of things listed above, but I finally right-clicked on the USB icon at the bottom of the VB application and clicked on my printer to enable detection. I had to switch from VB OSE to VB-3.0, and I created or added myself to the vb group. And I added that above line to the fstab, but I previously had another line that may have worked as well if I had thought to right-click the icon. It took a few hours, so maybe this will save some one or some people some time.
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