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Thread: Usb en VirtualBox

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2013

    Usb en VirtualBox

    I appreciate your cooperation helping me enable the USB port on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on which I have installed VirtualBox.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by andresol; August 30th, 2013 at 07:03 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Usb en VirtualBox

    If they are USB2 ports, you need to use the version of VirtualBox from and install the extension pack. You also need to install the guest additions in the VM you want USB access from.

    If you are trying to use USB3 ports, as far as I know VirtualBox does not support USB3, so they won't work.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Usb en VirtualBox

    Small correction. You do not have to install the guest additions (in the guest) to be able to use USB, but they will make your guest run smoother.
    Plus you do need to be in the vboxusers group on the host to be able to use USB in the guest.


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