[Resolved] USB devices suddenly not available for client

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[Resolved] USB devices suddenly not available for client

Postby ravenious » 11. Aug 2019, 18:46

I have the following setup:

Xubuntu 18.04 64bit as a host, Win7 as a client. However it affects all clients. After finding out that all USB devices where unaccesible by the client, dispite having the right ExtPack and being member of vboxusers group, I decided to reinstall the host anew.

Right after the fresh install, I installed virtualbox again, installed the ExtPack and added my user to the vboxusers group. After rebooting I could see all USB devices listed under Devices.

Then I carried on with my installation:

1. I restored my system with APTIK: Repos, Packages, Users, Groups, Dconf, Cron, Icons & Themes
2. I installed and added some custom programs & scripts

When I checked if the USB devices where still available for the clients, again there was the annoying message of: no devices available.

Thank you in advance
R

The log is in the attachement & here are my requested outputs from the terminal:

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user@computer:~$ id
uid=1000(user) gid=1000(user) groups=1000(user),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),118(lpadmin),126(sambashare),128(vboxusers)

user@computer:~$ VBoxManage list usbhost
Host USB Devices:

<none>

user@computer:~$ VBoxManage list usbfilters
Global USB Device Filters:

<none>

user@computer:~$ VBoxManage showvminfo "WIN7"
Name:                        WIN7
Groups:                      /
Guest OS:                    Windows 7 (64-bit)
UUID:                        327b3dc2-4207-435b-a9c1-bbcf1a5a1b50
Config file:                 /VirtMach/WIN7/WIN7.vbox
Snapshot folder:             /VirtMach/WIN7/Snapshots
Log folder:                  /VirtMach/WIN7/Logs
Hardware UUID:               327b3dc2-4207-435b-a9c1-bbcf1a5a1b50
Memory size                  4000MB
Page Fusion:                 disabled
VRAM size:                   128MB
CPU exec cap:                100%
HPET:                        disabled
CPUProfile:                  host
Chipset:                     piix3
Firmware:                    BIOS
Number of CPUs:              2
PAE:                         enabled
Long Mode:                   enabled
Triple Fault Reset:          disabled
APIC:                        enabled
X2APIC:                      disabled
Nested VT-x/AMD-V:           disabled
CPUID Portability Level:     0
CPUID overrides:             None
Boot menu mode:              message and menu
Boot Device 1:               Floppy
Boot Device 2:               DVD
Boot Device 3:               HardDisk
Boot Device 4:               Not Assigned
ACPI:                        enabled
IOAPIC:                      enabled
BIOS APIC mode:              APIC
Time offset:                 0ms
RTC:                         local time
Hardw. virt.ext:             enabled
Nested Paging:               enabled
Large Pages:                 disabled
VT-x VPID:                   enabled
VT-x unr. exec.:             enabled
Paravirt. Provider:          Default
Effective Paravirt. Prov.:   HyperV
State:                       powered off (since 2019-08-11T10:44:57.000000000)
Monitor count:               2
3D Acceleration:             disabled
2D Video Acceleration:       disabled
Teleporter Enabled:          disabled
Teleporter Port:             0
Teleporter Address:         
Teleporter Password:         
Tracing Enabled:             disabled
Allow Tracing to Access VM:  disabled
Tracing Configuration:       
Autostart Enabled:           disabled
Autostart Delay:             0
Default Frontend:           
Storage Controller Name (0):            SATA
Storage Controller Type (0):            IntelAhci
Storage Controller Instance Number (0): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (0):  30
Storage Controller Port Count (0):      2
Storage Controller Bootable (0):        on
SATA (0, 0): /VirtMach/WIN7/WIN7-disk001.vdi (UUID: ac9db7a7-967c-4ca8-8985-6f885b5e283e)
SATA (1, 0): /usr/share/virtualbox/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso (UUID: bba5719d-9646-425f-a4da-1e08805c0956)
NIC 1:                       disabled
NIC 2:                       MAC: 08002751365F, Attachment: Host-only Interface 'vboxnet0', Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: 82540EM, Reported speed: 0 Mbps, Boot priority: 0, Promisc Policy: deny, Bandwidth group: none
NIC 3:                       disabled
NIC 4:                       disabled
NIC 5:                       disabled
NIC 6:                       disabled
NIC 7:                       disabled
NIC 8:                       disabled
Pointing Device:             USB Tablet
Keyboard Device:             PS/2 Keyboard
UART 1:                      disabled
UART 2:                      disabled
UART 3:                      disabled
UART 4:                      disabled
LPT 1:                       disabled
LPT 2:                       disabled
Audio:                       enabled (Driver: PulseAudio, Controller: HDA, Codec: STAC9221)
Audio playback:              enabled
Audio capture:               disabled
Clipboard Mode:              Bidirectional
Drag and drop Mode:          Bidirectional
VRDE:                        disabled
OHCI USB:                    enabled
EHCI USB:                    enabled
xHCI USB:                    disabled

USB Device Filters:

<none>

Bandwidth groups:  <none>

Shared folders:

Name: 'user', Host path: '/home/user' (machine mapping), writable, auto-mount

Capturing:                   not active
Capture audio:               not active
Capture screens:             0,1
Capture file:                /VirtMach/WIN7/WIN7.webm
Capture dimensions:          1024x768
Capture rate:                512kbps
Capture FPS:                 25kbps
Capture options:             ac_enabled=false

Guest:

Configured memory balloon size: 0MB
Attachments
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Last edited by socratis on 16. Aug 2019, 19:03, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Marked as [Resolved].
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Re: USB devices suddenly not available for client

Postby socratis » 14. Aug 2019, 12:17

So, let me get this straight...
  1. You had a broken setup.
  2. You installed a fresh system again and it worked.
  3. You restored from backup the broken setup.
  4. Now it doesn't work.
Is this the problem you're trying to solve?

BTW, the VM log won't help if your host is broken. Until you get a proper "VBoxManage list usbhost" output, you can forget about any guest, you got to have VirtualBox USB operational on the host first.
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Re: USB devices suddenly not available for client

Postby ravenious » 16. Aug 2019, 18:27

Sorry,

I had this long time ago and I forgot what it was.

It's an ownCloud bug. As long as the oc client is running while starting vbox, no USB devises will be displayed. As soon as the oc client is down, USB devices are on again.

Thanks anyways
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Re: USB devices suddenly not available for client

Postby socratis » 16. Aug 2019, 19:03

ravenious wrote:It's an ownCloud bug. As long as the oc client is running while starting vbox, no USB devises will be displayed
Does this ownCloud include a USB filter? Can you find out, because from a quick search I couldn't see any details.

ravenious wrote:As soon as the oc client is down, USB devices are on again.
Great, thanks for the feedback. Marking as [Resolved].
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