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Re: usb0 and making it available to guest OS

On 08/05/2012 05:43 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> I'm using VBox + XP guest on Arch Linux, so the VBox versions might
> differ.
> 1. I experienced that adding "virtualbox-ext-oracle" can improve USB
> issues. Dunno if there's a Debian package available, if necessary.
> http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=44761

Got the extensions installed with the same number as my VBox. Earlier, I
had the 4.1.14 extension pack, now it is same as my VBox version: 4.1.18.

However, now when I connect my USB device, it doesn't trigger anything
in the /var/log. What service or init.d script do I need to restart to
make the system behave again? Otherwise, I might just restart the
machine to reset it.

> 2. When I sync my iPad 2 to iTunes running on the guest XP, I can't use
> my favorite USB slot, with the connected extension cable. The cable
> length and the slot are ok, they're working for all kinds of devices as
> long as I use Linux and not the guest XP + the iPad. When using the
> extremely short iPad's cable only (tested with two different other USB
> slots), then syncing the iPad does work.

Usually, if I am in doubt that a USB port may matter, I juse one from
the main board of the machine (from its rear) instead of the slots in
the front ... and that is the precaution I am taking now too.



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