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[SOLVED] Installed Oracle VM - Problem 'Seeing' USB Devices
« on: February 27, 2018, 08:33:26 pm »
As the title says, I am unable to 'see' any USB device.
How do I fix the problem?
The VM is installed on my desktop PC. The VM I'm trying to get to 'see' the USB devices is Kubuntu 16.04.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2018, 01:34:18 pm by pooky2483 »

Kubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit|KDE 4.14.13|QT 4.8.6|Linux 4.2.0-42-generic|M5A78L-M USB3|BIOS 2101|AMD PhenomII X4 965 3400+|P8H77-I Motherboard NIC|32.0GB PC3-10600 1333Mhz CL9 ( 9-9-9-24 ) DDR3

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Re: Installed Oracle VM - Problem 'Seeing' USB Devices
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 11:57:30 pm »
Oracle VM ?

Are you talking about "Oracle Virtualbox" or "VMware Player" ?

If Virtualbox, what's the output from
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dpkg -l | grep virtual
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Re: Installed Oracle VM - Problem 'Seeing' USB Devices
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 09:23:44 pm »
Sorry Mark, I meant Virtualbox when I said Virtual Machine, just habit I suppose.

The result I get is;
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dpkg -l | grep virtual
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Kubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit|KDE 4.14.13|QT 4.8.6|Linux 4.2.0-42-generic|M5A78L-M USB3|BIOS 2101|AMD PhenomII X4 965 3400+|P8H77-I Motherboard NIC|32.0GB PC3-10600 1333Mhz CL9 ( 9-9-9-24 ) DDR3

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Re: Installed Oracle VM - Problem 'Seeing' USB Devices
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 11:48:21 pm »
You need to add yourself to the vboxusers group .. then log off/on

Shut down all VM's, and close Virtualbox

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo adduser $USER vboxusers
Now log off and on again (or reboot)  <-- IMPORTANT

Now fire up a Virtualbox VM, and you should be able to activate a USB device on the bottom panel of Virtualbox.
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Re: Installed Oracle VM - Problem 'Seeing' USB Devices
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 03:08:48 pm »
That fixed it Mark. I tried following a video on YouTube and that is one thing they missed out.

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Re: Installed Oracle VM - Problem 'Seeing' USB Devices
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 04:58:43 pm »
Can you please remember to mark the topic (SOLVED) ;)
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