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RE: VirtualBox/LilyBuntu and USB

From: James Lowe
Subject: RE: VirtualBox/LilyBuntu and USB
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 16:04:56 -0500


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From: address@hidden on behalf of Phil Holmes
Sent: Sat 12/11/2010 15:13
To: address@hidden
Subject: VirtualBox/LilyBuntu and USB
I don't know if this is unique to me, but it's something that may be worth 
mentioning in the CG in relation to running LB in a VM on Windows (64 bit 
Vista, in my case).  When LB is running in its VM, my USB-based scanner 
won't work, so the combination is obviously messing up the USB system 
somehow.  I took the scanner apart before I found out what was going on, so 
it might be worth a mention.


USB Support is patchy to be frank - and I think this is one of the places that 
Oracle are going to improve in 4.0 (and of course start charging for the priv). 
My USB printer works fine but two of three (different) USB key fobs I have 
simply won't mount on the Linux Image even though they appear to be identical 
in size and FileSytem.

Also, and this may or may not be general on Windows, if I have VBOX on my mac 
and plug in my iPod to sync with the Host Mac, unless I remember to disable USB 
support the iPod is not detected by my mac even though it cannot be seen on the 
Linux box either. So it doesn't surprise me, try turning USB support off on the 
VBOX GUI (either right click on the USB icon in the bottom right corner or shut 
the machine down and use the 'settings' option to simply turn it off from the 


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