vmware-server dont see any usb devices

Bug #157843 reported by zenrox
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #156085: Could not open /proc/bus/usb/devices. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

in feisty the menus for usb devices showed all of my usb devices i used in my vmware-server
now in gutsy it dont show any thang

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Koen (koen-beek) wrote :

I think vmware counts on the usbfs filesystem which seems to have been removed in gutsy

as far as I know there are two options to resolve this

add following line at the end in /etc/fstab

usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto 0 0

change /etc/init.d/mountdevsubfs.sh
remove comment from the following 4 lines starting with mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs

        # Magic to make /proc/bus/usb work
        mkdir -p /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs
        domount usbfs "" /dev/bus/usb/.usbfs -obusmode=0700,devmode=0600,listmode=0644
        ln -s .usbfs/devices /dev/bus/usb/devices
        mount --rbind /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb

then reboot (if you can't reboot -> execute those 4 commands or mount usbfs manually)

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tiger74 (fajarpri) wrote :

Any progress on this one?

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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

This one here is a duplicate. Please refer to bug 156085.
There's no fix in sight, but a workaround available (I've just copied it from a comment to the bug description over there).

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