well that answered my question.
thanks for that
I got USB to work on my 10.4 Host for VirtualBox.
- I am "pretty" sure that I did not download the OSE version
As per http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads
I added the following to my sources list
then didCode:deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian lucid non-freeCode:sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualbox-3.1
- Added myself to the vboxusers group
- I installed GuestAdditions
- Read [URL=https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/[/URL] but it says don't follow the instructions for 10.4
- Then used the following codeCode:sudo hald --daemon=no
Now go add the usb device open VB -> Settings (for the specific VM) -> USB -> Tick everything --> Then add the decive "FILTER" its a button to the right
PS. I really hope this helps someone...
Hmm. I installed the non-free version from the Lucid repository yesterday and USB works fine for me without having to run hald... which is what I expected having read the release notes.
Thank goodness for that. I was beginning to think that mine must be working by magic when I read your post
But yeah thats life, at least we don't have to bother with the Hald trick...
BIG THANKS to the people that fixed the issue, you are HEROES.
(I think we can close this tread now)
Don't close it yet, please. I installed Virtualbox, then Windows xp, did all of the upates and everything looked great. USB doesn't work....read all sorts of posts, the Vbox manual, forums etc. Seems the most like answer is adding user name to vboxusers. I get
adduser: The group `vboxusers' does not exist.
Any suggestions on a next step would be greatly appreciated. I've been at this for about 6 hours now and would hate to start over if I don't have to.
Thanks for the response. I closed my eyes and uninstalled the version I'd used. (Virtualbox 0SE from Applications - Ubuntu software centre) I reinstalled from http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads using GDebi Pakage Installer. (My virtual machine was still there!) Watching the terminal and using the help index I was able to add username to the Vboxusers group. USB wasn't working yet but now I can go back and try some of the other fixes or I might be able to get around needing it by using a shared folder.
Reboot fixed all!!
Last edited by 2boats; May 16th, 2010 at 03:30 AM. Reason: solved
One point though, it's much better to add the virtualbox repository and use apt to install it rather than manually installing from a downloaded .deb as it sounds like you did.
The instructions to add the repository are on the download page http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads under "Debian based Distributions".