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.
I don’t know the answer.
But I bet you’ll get more than just me advising the use of Virtual Box
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.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)