Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings

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Last Updated August 05, 2015 18:01 PM

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox

I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their website and installed the extension pack. But when I click the usb with the green plus sign it says no devices available.

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Try this. Once in VirtualBox, click on Devices --> USB Devices --> click on your desired USB device. Do you see the desired device?

Mitch
October 26, 2013 06:58 AM

This may help you access the USB devices in your guest OS hosted in Ubuntu

First install dkms :

sudo apt-get install dkms

Next install Gnome-System-Tools

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

Now launch the application - Users and Groups. If you're using unity you can do this by tapping the Super key and type user then click Users and Groups icon to...

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I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox

I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their website and installed the extension pack. But when I click the usb with the green plus sign it says no devices available.

This may help you access the USB devices in your guest OS hosted in Ubuntu

First install dkms :

sudo apt-get install dkms

Next install Gnome-System-Tools

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

Now launch the application - Users and Groups. If you're using unity you can do this by tapping the Super key and type user then click Users and Groups icon to start up the User Settings.

Click Manage Groups, find vboxusers, click properties, add your own user name and any other desired users to the vboxusers group. Click Ok.

Next you'll have to log out (sudo restart lightdm if you're using this DM) and back in. Now start...

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Oracle VirtualBox is unable to list/filter the USB devices attached to my system. As a result, the guest OS is not able to see any USB device either.

This is my configuration:

Host: VirtualBox 5.0.0 r101573 on Ubuntu 14.04, with Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack installed Guest: Windows 7, with VirtualBox Guest Additions installed

I've been trying with a USB flash drive and a Garmin sports watch: when connected to the host, they are both recognised by the system, i.e. they are in the list outputted by the lsusb command.

However, when running VirtualBox, no USB device is actually detected (Enable USB Controller is obviously checked). If I select the VM, then Settings -> USB and I try to add a filter, a tooltip is displayed:

I've tried different options as USB controller, even tried to attach the devices to different USB ports (2.0 instead of 3.0), but that didn't change anything. Since no USB devices are listed there I assume the problem is with the...

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Hi SwitchDHole,

I'm running Virtualbox in Gnome

I don't know what that means. Can you confirm the following:

You are running an Arch Linux host.
You are running a Windows as guest in a VirtualBox VM.
You are using Gnome on Arch and that you are launching VirtualBox from Gnome, but that is irrelevant to the issue.

The virtual machine does not have direct access to the drives on the host. The "Virtual Machine" only has the drives that are on the virtual controllers on its virtual bus. This is to be expected.

You have two options. One, you can use shared folders. With shared folders, you identify a directory in file system that is available to the host and you share that with the guest. In windows, that shared folder will show up as a network drive. It works swimmingly.

The other option is to use the Virtual machine control to logically attach that USB device to the virtual machine. The USB device will act to the host operating...

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Question:

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox

I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their website and installed the extension pack. But when I click the usb with the green plus sign it says no devices available.


Solution:1

This may help you access the USB devices in your guest OS hosted in Ubuntu

First install dkms :

sudo apt-get install dkms

Next install Gnome-System-Tools

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

Now launch the application - Users and Groups. If you're using unity you can do this by tapping the Super key and type user then click Users and Groups icon to start up the User Settings.

Click Manage Groups, find vboxusers, click properties, add your own user name and any other desired users to the vboxusers group. Click Ok.

Next you'll have to log out...

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Updated: November 3, 2010

This is is a question often asked. Not only that, I have received a formal request from one of my readers to write a tutorial on this topic. Studying the internals of the problem into some depth, I really did discover that most people are having a hard time playing with USB devices in VirtualBox. Therefore, I decided to make the world a better place and write this howto.

Using USB devices of any kind, like thumb drives, Web camera and others, in your virtual machine can improve the quality of your virtual experience. It makes the virtual machine more usable. You can enjoy the virtual machine as more than just a test bed or a dire necessity because one of your programs may not work in the host operating system. It can become a second reality, where you use your system resources to the max, including all kinds of cool peripherals. Convinced? Surely. Now, let's examine the functionality, up close.

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If you doesn’t find your USB devices in VirtualBox “Add Filter From Device” menu, then read this post.

Two methods are given below to solve the problem. Follow any of those.

Add your user name to “vboxusers” group by running the following commend in Terminal:

sudo usermod -G vboxusers -a $USER

Then Log Out and re-login.

Source:

Install “Users and Groups” app running following commend:

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

After install open the app and do as follows:

Select your username and click “Manage Groups“. Select “vboxusers“. Click “Properties“. Check your username from Group Members list. Click OK.

Then Log Out and back in.

Source:...

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Sometime back I explained how to use the host serial port from guest os in VirtualBox, In this post I will explain you how to use the host USB device from the guest.

First Thing First :

VirtualBox is distributed in both closed source (binary) and open source (GPL V2) editions. Note that the open source edition does not provide USB support. Please refer to VirtualBox Editions page for more information.

Thanks mbuotidem for letting me know about this missing piece of information.

For this post I will show you how you can use the USB Thumb Drive connected to host USB port from guest OS. The procedure remains same for other USB devices as well. Even though Virtual Box allows you to enter lot of information for USB device configuration you really don’t have to worry about it if you just want to access the selected device.

VirtualBox Configuration:

Before going to actual configuration ensure that the USB device you want access from guest is...

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Have you tried attaching a USB device to your VirtualBox virtual machine (VM) only to have it not show up as recognized? This is actually a very common issue, and one that plagued me when I first started using VirtualBox. The problem is mainly that through VirtualBox plug’n’play doesn’t function properly and Windows is unable to figure out what driver the USB device needs. The way to fix it, is to setup the proper filter in VirtualBox settings.

In order for mounted USB devices to function, the virtual machine must have Guest Additions installed. It’s incredibly easy to install these, just run the virtual machine and then from the host window select Device > Install Guest Additions… VirtualBox should load a virtual disk with the guest additions setup, if it doesn’t run automatically just go into the virtual disk and launch the installer.

Now go back to the VirtualBox manager and right-click the VM that you want to use the USB device with to open the Settings...

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In order to enable access to these devices you'll need to add your username to the group vboxusers.

$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers

Example

$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers saml

You can confirm the change afterwards:

$ groups saml saml : saml wheel vboxusers wireshark

After doing the above you'll want to logout and log back in, so that for the newly added group to get picked up by your user account. Then from the VirtualBox GUI you'll be able to right click on the USB icon in the lower right group of icons, and select whatever USB devices you want to give control over to your running guest VM.

Detecting USB devices

You can use VirtualBox's little known command line tool VBoxManage to list out the USB devices that are accessible. This is a good way to also confirm that the group addition made above to your username are being picked up correctly.

Example

without group

$ VBoxManage list usbhost Host USB...
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Contents

1. How to access local USB in VirtualBox
2. Software solution to forward USB to virtual machine
3. Connect to remote USB over RDP
3.1 VirtualBox USB Windows solution
3.2 Most efficient software to share USB over RDP

How to access local USB in VirtualBox

You may have heard that VirtualBox 5.0 comes with USB passthrough support. Here we provide a simple instruction on how to use USB in VirtualBox.

As an option, (to take advantage of USB 3.0 speeds) you can install the free VirtualBox Extension Pack. Once installed, start your virtual machine (be it Windows, Linux, or some other supported guest OS). Plug the required USB device in a USB port of your host computer. Now, head to Devices -> USB, and click on ‘USB device to share’.

As VirtualBox enables USB connection, the shared USB device will appear in your guest OS. The virtual machine will recognize the USB device and you’ll be able to get full access to device’s...

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This was frustrating me for a while until I got it to work. The idea behind this is in order for the guest OS (virtual machine) to see your USB devices, it needs to handle the port before the host OS. Here’s how to do it:

Install the Virtual Box Extension Pack. Install the Guest Additions in your guest OS. (You’ll find it in the Devices menu). Power off the virtual machine and in the USB section enable USB controller and EHCI controller. Add an empty USB filter (all empty strings). It should be called “New Filter 1”, not the device name since that might give you problems. Start the virtual machine, then once booted, plug the USB device (if it’s already plugged, unplug and plug again). The guest OS should grab it before the host...
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I am running an old XP license on a Virtualbox guest. One things that has always bugged me was the inability to use USB devices within my VirtualBox guest.

After searching google a few times for "Virtualbox USB Add Filter From Device No Device Available Ubuntu" and similar search terms, I found A LOT of different "solutions" that just wouldn't do what I wanted -- to be able to access my USB Flash Drive on my Virtual Box Windows XP guest.

So, on to the solution that worked for me (and will most likely work for you)!

1. Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Support

First, check your virtual box version!

I am using 4.1.12, so I had to go to:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.1.12/

If you are using a different VirtualBox version, simply replace 4.1.12 with your version in the link.

There I downloaded:

Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.1.12-77245.vbox-extpack

The important part here is the "-77245" in the file...

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