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  1. #1
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    VMware USB problem

    Hello,

    I don't see usb devices in my Ubuntu running in VMWare. I read some posts about, unfortunately it didn't solve my problem.
    The main problem is that when i'm running:

    sudo /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh start

    i got message:

    Filesystem type 'usbfs' is not supported. Skipping mount.
    ln: creating symbolic link `/dev/bus/usb/devices' to `.usbfs/devices': File exists
    mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist

    Additional info:
    I have already uncomment lines:
    mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
    domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
    ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
    mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
    I have VMWare tools installed

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    Re: VMware USB problem

    Quote Originally Posted by funiae View Post
    Hello,

    I don't see usb devices in my Ubuntu running in VMWare. I read some posts about, unfortunately it didn't solve my problem.
    .........
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...24&postcount=4
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    Re: VMware USB problem

    It didn't help. I still have message:

    Filesystem type 'usbfs' is not supported. Skipping mount.
    ln: creating symbolic link `/dev/bus/usb/devices' to `.usbfs/devices': File exists
    mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist

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    Re: VMware USB problem

    Quote Originally Posted by funiae View Post
    It didn't help. I still have message:

    Filesystem type 'usbfs' is not supported. Skipping mount.
    ln: creating symbolic link `/dev/bus/usb/devices' to `.usbfs/devices': File exists
    mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist
    Nowhere in the solution does it say to run that command, why are you doing it?
    Regards, David.
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    Re: VMware USB problem

    I have made everything from solution post, unfortunatelly i still don't see any usb device.

    I tried to run: sudo /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh start, and this error message apears.

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    Re: VMware USB problem

    Where and how are you looking for the USB devices?
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    Re: VMware USB problem

    One thought: after altering my installation as recommended by DCStar I had to alter the hardware for this VM> ( I've been running Ubuntu for 2 weeks now. Google is my best friend )

    If you haven't done so start up that VM, go to VM / Settings / then click on +Add near the bottom of that window. A USB Root controller can be found there. After installing it it took a couple of restarts of this XP VM but I'm able to finally use my Memory stick again.

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