[CentOS-virt] USB redirection under CentOS 6.4

Zoltan Frombach zoltan at frombach.com
Wed Sep 25 19:11:47 UTC 2013

On 9/25/2013 9:00 PM, carlopmart wrote:
> On 25/09/13 18:33, Zoltan Frombach wrote:
>> On 9/25/2013 6:51 PM, Nux! wrote:
>>> On 25.09.2013 07:25, C. L. Martinez wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM, Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro> wrote:
>>>>> On 24.09.2013 14:17, carlopmart wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>    Does usb redirection works?? I am trying to assign to a Win7 kvm
>>>>>> guest
>>>>>> an usb HP printer without luck ... My second attempt is to use usb
>>>>>> redirection, but according to Redhat's docs, this option is only
>>>>>> available for windows using RHEV ... Is this correct??
>>>>>>    Exists another tool to assign a printer via usb to a kvm guest??
>>>>>>    Thanks.
>>>>> As far as I can tell usb redirection works in EL 6.4. I used it more
>>>>> than once, it did not work successfully with all devices, but I think
>>>>> a
>>>>> printer should be easy.
>>>>> --
>>>> Many thanks Nux, but my problem is with windows side ... What soft do
>>>> you use inside windows guest to usb redirect??
>>> No software in guest. I just choose the desired host USB device from
>>> virt-manager and attach it to the virtual machine. Should just work.
>> And the appropriate Windows driver should be installed for the USB
>> device. (Eg: If it's a printer)
> Driver it is installed, but printer it doesn't works ...

Try to use a tool like AIDA64 on your Windows guest OS
and see what USB devices it reports (under Devices / USB Devices)

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