VMware VS VirtualBox
ndemalia_78 at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 16 13:30:16 UTC 2009
hello! guys, just wondering if anyone has come across this problem I'm having, I've the ubuntu intrepid
64 bits version when I play a video or music using Firefox, the video
plays with no sound.Any help in resolving this problem
will be greatly appreciated
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> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 12:14:27 +0100
> Subject: Re: VMware VS VirtualBox
> From: jonorland at gmail.com
> To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> 2009/3/16 Edmund Laugasson <ed.lau at mail.ee>:
> >> Can anyone compare and contrast? I would like to use one or the other.
> >> What is best?
> > Under Linux you need some tweaks to get work USB but it can be done by adding few lines into conf
> > file(s) and it works well. Also USB 2.0 works under VirtualBox. In OSE (OpenSource Edition) there
> > are some missed features - http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Editions
> > So, I need usually full version.
> > Look here for USB support at VirtualBox under Linux:
> > http://michael-prokop.at/blog/2007/07/11/virtualbox-usb/
> > http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-551469.html
> > Certainly, you can Google for more instructions. But at first look you VirtualBox installation -
> > there can be this USB alread work and you don't need add those tweaks.
> > I used:
> > # close VirtualBox if it was opened
> > # sudo nano /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh
> > # approx 40. row ("Magic to make /proc/bus/usb work") remove # from following 4 rows:
> > mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
> > domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
> > ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
> > mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
> > # you can set here also devmode=644, then probably you don't need to add those two lines below into
> > /etc/rc.local
> > # save (F3) and quit (F2)
> > # sudo /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh stop
> > # sudo /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh start
> > # sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv reload
> In my version 2.1.4 from the virtualbox repro there is no need to do
> that anymore, you just need to add your USB device in the USB settings
> for you virtual machine and it will show up in the guest OS (works
> flawless for my windows scanner). Virtualbox shows a list of all
> connected USB devices so it's very easy to add them to the virtual
> / Jonas
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