Failed to access the USB Subsystem

Victor Vahe Kevorkian vivakevian at
Thu Oct 25 02:37:38 BST 2007

Can anybody explain to me how make the below instruction SAVED in
I am 70yo pensioner I can get there and change it to 0666
but when it comes to SAVE, it doesn't let me.
I have no idea on vim, nano or getid (I cannot find them).
This is more complicated than Einstein's theories..LOL

"""First, it had nothing to do with fstab.

This solution worked for me :

Edit (as root) /etc/udev/rules.d/40-permissions.rules (I use vim, you can
use nano, getid, or whatever)

Change this line :

SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", MODE="0664"

To :

SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", MODE="0666""""
Failed to access the USB Subsystem


I upgraded to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Successfully.
My Virtual Box (Windows XP) also was upgraded to Gutsy .386.
When started Virtual Box I noticed that my USB ports where not there.
In "Settings" I get the following message:
Failed to access the USB Subsystem.
Could not load the Host USB Proxy Service
The service might be not installed on the host computer.
Result code: 0x80004005
Component: Host
Interface: (bunch of lettrs and numbers)
Callee: (bunch of letters and numbers)
I checked all my USB Ports on Ubuntu and they all work properly.
Please I need help.
What steps should I take to have the USB Ports to work on Virtual Box.
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