[SOLVED] Installed Oracle VM - Problem 'Seeing' USB Devices

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.

Oracle VM ?

Are you talking about “Oracle Virtualbox” or “VMware Player” ?

If Virtualbox, what’s the output from

dpkg -l | grep virtual

Sorry Mark, I meant Virtualbox when I said Virtual Machine, just habit I suppose.

The result I get is;

dpkg -l | grep virtual

ii gvfs:amd64 1.20.3-0ubuntu1.2 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - GIO module
ii gvfs-backends 1.20.3-0ubuntu1.2 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - backends
ii gvfs-bin 1.20.3-0ubuntu1.2 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - binaries
ii gvfs-common 1.20.3-0ubuntu1.2 all userspace virtual filesystem - common data files
ii gvfs-daemons 1.20.3-0ubuntu1.2 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - servers
ii gvfs-libs:amd64 1.20.3-0ubuntu1.2 amd64 userspace virtual filesystem - private libraries
ii qemu-kvm 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.39 amd64 QEMU Full virtualization
ii virtualbox-5.2 5.2.6-120293~Ubuntu~trusty amd64 Oracle VM VirtualBox

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:

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.

That fixed it Mark. I tried following a video on YouTube and that is one thing they missed out.

Can you please remember to mark the topic (SOLVED) :wink: