VirtualBox sees all USB ports as unavailable???

I just set up Suse 11.1 64bit and installed Virtual Box 3.1.6. I had it running previously with no problems, however, this time I can’t get it to recognize any USB ports. In fstab I entered the line None /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1000,devmode=664 0 0 and ran mount -a (no go) I loaded Vmware Player and it uses the USB ports perfectly fine (go figure) I added to the “none” line auto,busgid=1000,busmode=0775,devgid= etc. Still a no go - vmware uses them no matter what I have in “fstab” what am I missing with Vbox? what didn’t I do right???

Edit the file /etc/udev/rules.d/10-vboxdrv.rules to look like this:

KERNEL==“vboxdrv”, NAME=“vboxdrv”, OWNER=“root”, GROUP=“root”, MODE=“0600”
SUBSYSTEM==“usb_device”, GROUP=“vboxusers”, MODE=“0664”
SUBSYSTEM==“usb”, ENV{DEVTYPE}==“usb_device”, GROUP=“vboxusers”, MODE:=“0664”

Notice the “:” in ‘MODE:=“664”’!
Then as root run the command:

udevadm trigger

And start VBox.
This change will be overwritten the next time you upgrade VBox, making an extra copy 11-vboxdrv.rules will prevent that!

Excellent! Thanks so much for this post. I had the same problem, this fixed it immediately. Hopefully, they will change the updates for openSuSE to properly set the rules.

Yep! It worked problem solved - Thanks much its really appreciated.

Hallo Mr. jonesjr and everybody,
the problem with the usb support you described I had too: host system at teh moment is still opensuse 11.1, the guest installed in the virtualbox 3.1.4 is a windows XP professional SP3.
Bevor an upgrade of the virtualbox from 3.1.4 to version 3.1.8 every usb device worked fine: it was recognised from the guest and in could be mounted and umounted by the host as desired.
But after the upgrade the usb-filter menu was grey, an usb device could not be recognised by the guest.
I did the same corrections in my configuration in
/etc/udev/rules.d/10-vboxdrv.rules as follows:
KERNEL==“vboxdrv”, NAME=“vboxdrv”, OWNER=“root”, GROUP=“root”, MODE=“0600”
SUBSYSTEM==“usb_device”, GROUP=“vboxusers”, MODE=“0664”
SUBSYSTEM==“usb”, ENV{DEVTYPE}==“usb_device”, GROUP=“vboxusers”, MODE:=“0664”
only the “:” had to be added in the third line.
after triggering my virtual box started as bevor the upgrade and
the usb devices defined in the filter could all be seen from the
windows guest.
Thank you from me to for your help
nob2klg