[CentOS] vmware, rhel4(or us) problems w/virtual usb ports

Carsten Probst carsten.probst at net-m.de
Thu Oct 26 14:15:05 UTC 2006

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On Sep 22, 2006, at 7:51 PM, rado wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 08:54 -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
>> On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 00:39 -0500, rado wrote:
>>> <snip>
> oh, I found that bit in some knowledge base after letting this certain
> problem beat me up for a spell. Since, I just set up to host a print
> server from a real(base) OS, run a smb host and handle the vm -windows
> OS printing needs so this is a dun deal on my end.
> It seems like printing is one of those things where there are many  
> diff
> ways to accomplish the same task.
> I sure don't want this little misfortune of the rhel kernel to be led
> into a path that we all endured the last few days w/the selinux  
> thang...
> Just be aware of that so as not to waste a bunch of time on it. Just
> find a better way to do it.
> John Rose
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maybe this is not directly related to your problem - but i noticed a  
problem also related to usb devices and vmware.

in my case i'm running vmware server 1.0.1-build-29996 on centos 4  
x86_64 2.6.9-34.0.2.ELsmp kernel on a dell poweredge 1855 blade.

after removing virtual usb hub device from the win2003 std. server  
guest i could not see any usb device on the host anymore while it was  
still visible in /proc/bus/usb/devices. fdisk -l shows up nothing.  
what solved my little problem here was to rmmod the usb_storage  
module and modprobe it afterwards. maybe this can help somebody...


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