How To: Enable USB support in VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux

Enable USB support in VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to enable USB support in VirtualBox on Ubuntu Linux.

By default, USB support was disabled in VirtualBox, so you'll probably want to enable it. Otherwise you'll get an error when you go into the Settings of your virtual machine. To correct this...

Step 1: Type "getent group vboxusers" in a terminal window and copy the "gid" "xxx"

Step 2.a: Type "sudo gedit /etc/fstab" To Edit the fstab and give permission to the vboxusers group for USB. 2.b: Add "none /sys/bus/usb/drivers usbfs devgid=xxx,devmode=664 0 0" to the fstab where "xxx" is your gid.

Step 3. Enable USB 2.0 in the settings of your VM.


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