VirtualBox OSE + USB

NoOp glgxg at
Thu May 1 01:47:47 UTC 2008

On 04/30/2008 05:32 PM, Ranmadhu wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> I used the VB from the repos, and as a test installed
>> WinXPPro. Magic!
>> However, I could not manage to get USB support working. 
>  From what I recall, the repos has the open sourced version. The open 
> source version does not support USB (see 
>, but the closed-source one 
> does. I have the closed source version (on 7.10) and USB works fine.
> Ranmadhu

Thanks. Blew out the repo version & used this to reinstall:


The only problem that I had was that I had to use

sudo dpkg -i <name>.deb

as the Nautilus installer stalled due to the older version.
USB came up like a charm. Installing Win2KP now for testing :-)

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