Thursday, May 12, 2011

Very Simple Fix to Enable USB Device Support in VirtualBox on GNU/Linux

I finally got motivated enough last night to look into why I could see my USB devices in my Windows 7 VM but they were all grayed out, and came across the very simple solution:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Fix-VirtualBox-USB-Support-111715.shtml

Short answer is add your user to the vboxusers group, log out and log back in, and you can access all your USB drvices in your VM.

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