[CentOS] VirtualBox and CentOS
maxhetrick at verizon.net
Tue Dec 8 16:20:05 UTC 2009
Lars Hecking wrote:
> I recently doownloaded and installed the latest RHEL5 rpm from the VirtualBox
> web site. While it generally works very well, I have been unable to get USB
> access to work on the guest.
> This seems to be a very common problem. Many references to it turn up in a
> web search, but I have not found a solution that works on CentOS 5. I got no
> response on the vbox-users mailing list either. Can anyone here help?
> Among the things I tried were various /sys and /proc/bus/usb related fstab
> and rc.sysinit changes. Drew a total blank on this one ...
I have had the same problem. The only thing that I've found to work is this:
Get your vboxusers group ID
# cat /etc/group | vboxusers
Remount the USBFS with your vboxusers GID
# mount -t usbfs -o remount,devgid=GID,devmode=664 /proc/bus/usb
Change the permissions on /dev/vboxdrv
# chmod g+rw /dev/vboxdrv
Restart the vboxdrv service
# service vboxdrv restart
Now when you boot your VM up the USB devices aren't greyed out any
longer. I suppose you could script this if you wanted, add the usbfs
mount to /etc/fstab and have the chmod go in a startup script or something.
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