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Thread: I can't redirect USB storage media to the KVM guest using VMM after system update.

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    Question I can't redirect USB storage media to the KVM guest using VMM after system update.

    I try to make it a habit of keeping up with the Tumbleweed updates every other week, but for some personal reasons (COVID) I had neglected updating the machine for a few months. The last update was thousands of items, and several gigabytes large. After the update, everything seems to be working fine except that I cannot seem to be redirecting USB storage media to the KVM host using VMM.

    For machines running locally, I get no errors, but the guest machine either does not detect the USB storage media at all, or if it sees the device its directories cannot be traversed, and I am forced to disconnect the USB device as it slows the guest machine to a halt. For remote hosted VMs however I get the below error:

    Code:
    USB redirection error
    
    spice-client-error-quark: usbredir protocol 
    parse error for SanDisk Extreme 
    [0781:5580] at 2-4 (0)
    
    USB redirection error
    The remote VMs are all hosted on a MicroOS machine and I have never had issues with them not accepting USB redirection. Prior to the backup I was redirecting USB devices on a daily basis with no issues. Also, the USB Storage device is working fine, and is being flawlessly detected when connected to the host, and other machines.

    I did my due diligence in searching for workarounds and this was the closest I found to my issue, but the workaround which was suggested in one of the posts did not work for me.

    I am stuck here and would appreciate some help.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: I can't redirect USB storage media to the KVM guest using VMM after system update.

    Did you find a solution for this?
    I have the same problem (but on Leap)...

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    Post Re: I can't redirect USB storage media to the KVM guest using VMM after system update.

    So, I found the solution on this thread: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...res-quot/page2

    Shortly: libvirtd must be enabled and started (it seems this service is not started automatically) + you have to add your user to the following groups: libvirt, qemu, and kvm

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