VirtualBox in ubuntu 12.04; usb devices for guests

Again I found myself googling why can’t I enable any USB filters for my guests.

  • No, I’m not using virtualbox-ose package
  • No, I don’t need any registry hacks (this is Ubuntu host)

Finally I found “vboxusers” group. Are you in it? (Run the code below in bash/zsh).

( groups | grep -q vboxusers && echo "Yes you are. Move along pls." ) || echo "No you aren't."

If you aren’t, add yourself to /etc/group. Simple as that. I wish this was the first hit for “virtualbox usb ubuntu no devices” google search.


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