Adding an opensource Usb support without problem of usbfs

Bug #145728 reported by Fabien Lusseau on 2007-09-27
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #156085: Could not open /proc/bus/usb/devices. Edit Remove
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virtualbox-ose (Ubuntu)
Undecided
William F Pearson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: virtualbox-ose

Because Usb is an essential feature, and on the non-opensource version it is very difficult to make it working, I think that it could be good to make usb opensource and better on virtualbox.

William F Pearson (wfpearson) wrote :

USB is unsupported on the OSE of VirtualBox. For USB support you can use the personal edition or buy the full featured edition.

I guess theoretically someone could fork the GPL opensource edition or write their own kernel module for VirtualBox.

William F Pearson (wfpearson) wrote :

Because the upstream developers, innotek will not support USB on OSE I'm marking this bug as invalid.

Changed in virtualbox-ose:
status: New → Invalid
assignee: nobody → wfpearson
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Fabien,
> on the non-opensource version it is very difficult to make it working
You "just" need to re-add the support for /proc/bus/usb/* (see http://virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ) to make USB work for non-OSE virtualbox.
I agree that this is not very user friendly, but not "very difficult".

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