VirtualBox USB not working (Debian)

March 11, 2008 – 4:34 pm by Adnan Hodzic

Ok, why do I like, VirtualBox, well because it’s fast, stable, free (duh). But there is one problem that is just killing me. And few days I found a solution for the same.

1. Add usbfs group
# groupadd usbfs
2. Add your ass to that same group
# usermod -a usbfs username
3. vim /etc/fstab
4. Add //
# my vbox usb support
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=500,devmode=664 0 0
5. VBoxManage list usbhost
6. Restart the system

Please note that devgid=500 (in my case its 500) in your case it’s probably different, it’s the number of your vboxusers group …

This work, this adds usb support to your VirtualBox, but not the one I wanted, so again I had to move back to VMware Workstation. But since just recently SUN acquired VirtualBox, I’ll be watching its development progress.