VirtualBox OSE + USB

Derek Broughton news at
Thu May 1 15:14:02 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> The recent thread regarding "how to install vmware workstation" enticed
> me enough to finally getting around to installing VirtualBox on one of
> my Hardy systems. I used the VB from the repos, and as a test installed
> WinXPPro. Magic!
> However, I could not manage to get USB support working. I
> googled/yahooed around and tried most of the methods found; including
> etc
> And still haven't managed to get USB support working. So, my question is:
> Should I just blow out the repo version and try to use use the PUEL
> version ( instead? There is no
> hardy version on the Sun site, only gutsy & less.

I would - afaik the ose version can't support USB.  The implication I took
from their site was that this sort of thing will _eventually_ roll out to
the ose version, but not until the proprietary one has more shiny
gimmicks :-)

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