[ubuntu-za] Wine woes (again)

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 12:21:35 UTC 2013


Install one of these for 12.04
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.16/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.16-86992~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.16/virtualbox-4.2_4.2.16-86992~Ubuntu~precise_amd64.deb

Cheers

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On 28 July 2013 13:35, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net> wrote:

>  The USB extension packs are for Vbox 4.2.16 but Ubuntu repositories seem
> to be lagging behind with 4.1.12. If I try to install 4.1.16 I get an
> incompatibility message.
>
>  On 12/07/2013 13:51, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
>
> On 12/07/2013 09:36, Wayne Abroue wrote:
>
> Yep, extension pack a must to enable USB.
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 8:50 AM, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net> wrote:
>
>>  Many thanks for all the help and suggestions. We will be away for a few
>> days and I will follow up and let you know the result next week.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Jan
>>
>> On 12/07/2013 08:40, Graeme Donaldson wrote:
>>
>> You'll have to install the VirtualBox Extension Pack from
>> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads to enable USB support. I
>> *think* it makes a lot of noise about this when you attempt to enable USB
>> on a guest for the first time, but in case it doesn't.... now you know! :-)
>>
>>
>> On 12 July 2013 06:58, Wayne Abroue <plettpc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Virtualbox handles USB fine, plug in and enable the device from the usb
>>> icon. The VM will scream for the drivers.
>>>
>>>
>>>  On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM, Frans de waal <meesterarend at gmail.com
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Jul 11, 2013 10:04 PM, "Wesley Werner" <wesley.werner at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> > I can't vouch for Virtualbox, but it seems like QEMU / KVM has usb
>>>> passthrough [1]. I have not used this feature of KVM before so cannot give
>>>> you specifics.
>>>> >
>>>> > I feel your pain on this, and feel you are delving into a world that
>>>> would involve voodoo. Good luck!
>>>> >
>>>> > [1]: http://qemu.weilnetz.de/qemu-doc.html#usb_005fdevices
>>>> >
>>>> > --
>>>> > Wesley
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>> I recall seeing usb options on virtual box... not curently close to my
>>>> pc to check though
>>>>
>>>> > On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Jan Greeff <jan at verslank.net> wrote:
>>>> >>
>>>> >> This seems over my head, will it be easier to get my USB ports to
>>>> work on my Oracle VM Virtualbox 4.1.2?
>>>> >>
>>>> >> Jan
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >>
>>>> >> On 11/07/2013 15:10, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> On 11/07/2013 14:24, Wesley Werner wrote:
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> Hi Jan. I tried to backtrack what app you are meaning, can you
>>>> please reiterate what app, and if there is a chance of an alternative
>>>> native app?
>>>> >>>>
>>>> >>>> Not sure about WINE's hardware interaction (usb).
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Hi,
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> As far as USB support goes for WINE, it doesn't work. I set up
>>>> iTunes a while back (11.10/12.04) and tried to get my iPod working with it.
>>>> Unfortunately, after doing all that then looking for any articles relating
>>>> to WINE USB support the answer was no and the alternative solution was to
>>>> setup a virtual machine with USB passthrough.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> BUT, looking for an answer today I found this:
>>>> http://wiki.winehq.org/USB
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> If it works, please let me know! :)
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>
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>
>  You will also need to add yourself to the vboxusers group in order for
> Virtualbox to provide USB support. You can do this with "sudo usermod -a -G
> vboxusers username". Once done, you can logout of your desktop session (not
> 100% sure if this works), or do a soft reboot.
>
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>
> Bruce
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