Since the latest Kernel updates, USB no longer works on Virtual Machines


In a previous update, I replaced kernel 5.14.21-150400.22-default with version 5.14.21-150400.24.84-default.

Since then, USB no longer works on VMware Virtual Machines and it is impossible to connect a USB device. And even, you have to remove the USB controller to be able to connect/disconnect anything (CD/DVD, network adapter, printer and sound card).

For testing, I installed VMware Workstation Pro 17 (17.0.2) instead of VMware Workstation Pro 16 (16.2.5) = Same problem (whether Windows 10 or 11 VM).

So I updated openSUSE Leap 15.4 to 15.5 => same problem with kernel 5.14.21-150500.55.22-default

Exactly the same problem with a virtualbox virtual machine, unable to use USB devices.


This kernel has been retracted. Use the previous kernel (5.14.21-150500.55.19) until there is an update. If you don’t have the previous kernel installed, then you can install from the repos. In Yast, search for “kernel-default” and click the “Versions” tab.

Something is missing, what else should be installed?

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You need “kernel-devel” and “kernel-default-devel”

I have this, what more should I do?

I’m not sure what I am looking at there.

The top part of the screen seems to show 5.14.21-150500.55.22.1 as installed, but it isn’t showing in the versions list below. Maybe you are uninstalling that bad kernel, but have not yet completed the uninstall.

Also check the versions tab for “kernel-devel” and “kernel-default-devel”. Then try again after you have completed the uninstall and rebooted.

I don’t personally use VMWARE (I use KVM for virtualization).

I suspect that VMware has not released the version that goes with the 5.14.21-150500.55.22.1 kernel or it has not made it thru QA.

You may need to go back to the 5.14.21-150500.55.19.1 kernel from the startup menu to run VMware.

version 5.14.21-150400.24.84
This kernel is retracted.

Delete them.

This kernel is also retracted.

Nothing wrong with Virtualization but the 5.14.21-150500.55.22.1 kernel is bad use the 5.14.21-150500.55.19.1 kernel.
Something got built wrong but got past QA.

Everything is OK after removing kernel 5.14.21-150500.55.22.1 and reboot.
Thank you all