VirtualBox OSE + USB

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
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
> 
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/virtualbox/+bug/156085
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox/+bug/151585
> http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/747
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox
> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/USB_on_Ubuntu_7.04
> 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 (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads) 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 :-)
-- 
derek





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