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    Default Virtualbox USB options greyed out

    I am running OpenSuse 10.3 and Virtualbox 1.6.2 and I am having problem getting the USB support to work.On the Virtualbox details screen I am getting USB device filters 0(0 active). When I start my Windows XP home virtual machine and click devices and then USB devices, the devices are shown but are greyed out so I cannot select them.

    I have modified etc/fstab as follows but it still doesnt work:-
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs mode=0664,gid=1000 0 0

    Group name :vboxusers Group id :1000

    Anybody point me in the right direction?

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    Tried that and it didn't make any difference!

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    Default Re: Virtualbox USB options greyed out

    Forgot, that one was for 11.0, try the following for 10.3:

    none /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,busgid=xxxx,busmode=0775,devgid=xxxx,devmode= 0664 0 0

    where xxxx is the gid for the group vboxusers.

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    I heard that you need the non-open source version of Virtualbox to use the USB options. Right now you are probably using Virtualbox OSE (open source edition).

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    Default Re: Virtualbox USB options greyed out

    Hank_se

    Tried
    none /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto,busgid=xxxx,busmode=0775,devgid=xxxx,devmode= 0664 0 0 but still the options are greyed out (after a reboot).

    BNG22908
    I am pretty certain I installed the non OSE version as i have the Vbox guest additions which I assume dont come with the OSE version. How can I check the version installed?

    I am on AMD-64 bit Opensuse 10.3

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    Default Re: Virtualbox USB options greyed out

    How did you install it, with yast from the 10.3 repos or
    from this link:

    https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP...-F@CDS-CDS_SMI

    The latter is the one with usb support.

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    From the link, so it definately was the version with usb support.

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    Default Re: Virtualbox USB options greyed out

    I reread your first post, it strikes me you don't mention
    adding any usb devices in the VB main configuration menu.
    If that's new to you click USB in the VB main configuration,
    if you get an error message there you'll have to try another
    setup in /etc/fstab, se earlier posts. If no error you'll come
    to a new dialog where you can add your devices by clicking on
    an icon to the right with a + sign on it, note that you need
    to have the devices you wish to have in your guest connected
    now. Having done that boot your guest and be sure to also
    install/reinstall the guest additions.
    Just give it another try!

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    Default Re: Virtualbox USB options greyed out

    you wrote:-
    If no error you'll come
    to a new dialog where you can add your devices by clicking on
    an icon to the right with a + sign on it,
    I assume you mean from the main VM window titled 'Sun VM Virtualbox'. On the 'details' tab, I can click on 'USB' and it lists device filters. It seems to make no difference to the devices being greyed out adding filters. Nowhere have I got an Icon to the right with a +sign? I have an X against enable USB controller.

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