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

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Sep 22 12:54:00 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-22 at 00:39 -0500, rado wrote:
> I ran across this and glad I did...saved my .10 worth of sanity I got
> left:
> It came from:
> http://kb.vmware.com/KanisaPlatform/Publishing/612/774_f.SAL_Public.html
> Guest Cannot See USB Device on RHEL4-x64 Host
> <snip>

> As a workaround, you can recompile the host's kernel with usbhid as a
> module, then manage its removal with rmmod. However, because the usbhid
> driver is necessary to allow the host and guest operating systems to
> interact with a USB mouse and keyboard, removing the module from the
> recompiled kernel may not be appropriate for your system. You may need
> to use an upgraded kernel or a different operating system instead.

John, I've not used VM stuff, so this might be dumb (never stopped me

Can't the initrd be modified and remade to automatically load the
modules? It's just another device driver, right?

> thx
> John Rose
> <snip sig stuff>


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