View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lucid - USB in VirtualBox

October 11th, 2010, 10:12 PM

I am running Lucid 2.6.32-24-generic and have installed VirtualBox with windowsXp as one of the machines. I am not able to access my USB devices through VirtualBox.
I followed th instructions given here
which mentioned that I add myself to the group "vboxusers". The group initially didnt exist so I created it and then added myself to it through the GUI and then logged out and logged back in.
However, the USB option still doesnt show up in the VirtualBox machine settings menu.

Could someone figure this?


October 11th, 2010, 11:51 PM
Are you running the OSE version of Virtual Box from the repos or the PUEL version from the site ??

The OSE version doesn't support USB.

October 12th, 2010, 05:33 AM
Thanks pricetech, I was using the VirtualBox from the ubuntu repo. When I downloaded the one from the virtualbox website, I was able to get the USB support.