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    Default Releasing usb port from linux host to windows xp vm guest

    I am trying to connect an ipad to a windows xp virtual machine running in a linux (opensuse) host machine. VMWare reports that usbmuxd running on the host machine (opensuse) must first release the usb port so that vmware can open it in the guest (XP) vm. VMWare knows that I have physically connected an ipad and when I click "Connect" reports the error and then displays the port as "Connected" although according to ITunes diagnostics there is no such connection. I have the same problem connecting a usb flash drive to the guest vm.

    Is there a way I can manually disconnect the port from the opensuse host? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Releasing usb port from linux host to windows xp vm guest

    I don't know the answer.
    But I bet you'll get more than just me advising the use of Virtual Box
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    Default Re: Releasing usb port from linux host to windows xp vm guest

    On 2011-04-01 07:06, pcor wrote:

    > Is there a way I can manually disconnect the port from the opensuse
    > host? Any help would be appreciated.


    No, typically it is vmware wrenching out the usb port out of "linux".

    In the bottom window border of vmware console I get a list of active usb
    connections, crossed out (disabled). I hover over with my mouse, find the
    one for the wanted device, and click on the contextual menu for... I don't
    remember the name, take over. It then appears in the guest and sometimes
    linux desktop complains about the removal.

    I use the server version.

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