USB not working in VirtualBox F13 - SOLVED

Mick M. off_by_1 at
Tue Jul 6 21:44:34 UTC 2010

--- On Tue, 7/6/10, Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan at> wrote:

> From: Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan at>
> Subject: Re: USB not working in VirtualBox F13
> To: users at
> Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 12:32 PM
> On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 12:47 -0600,
> Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 07:28 -0700, Mick M. wrote:
> > Have a look here:
> >
> > 
> > This should give you the information needed to get USB
> support working
> > correctly.
> He already said he is a member of vboxusers.
> poc

I had read that page, and the help screens from within VBox.
They did not help.

The problem turned out to be a mouse.
I have a Kensington trackball USB mouse.
Vbox saw it, but it was greyed-out like the memory stick.

There was no vbox filter for it, so I added one.
When I fired up vbox it stole the mouse and locked it.
I ended up using a PS/2 to USB adapter and removing the vbox mouse filter.

All is now well.

Mick M

Standard guarantee applies - 30 feet or 30 seconds, whichever comes first.

#  find / -name "*your base*" -exec chown us:us {} \;


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