virtualbox and USB support on fedora?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Fri Feb 22 10:05:28 UTC 2008

On Fri, 22 Feb 2008, Luciano Rocha wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 04:55:05AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> >   i'm perusing the user guide for virtualbox and i read the following:
> >
> > "In order to use VirtualBox’s USB support, the user account under
> > which you intend to run VirtualBox must have read and write access to
> > the USB filesystem (usbfs)."
> >
> >   isn't that statement a bit out of date?  i don't see usbfs in use
> > any more on a standard fedora system, so i'm just assuming that claim
> > above is out of date.
> $ grep usb /proc/mounts
> /proc/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
> $ cat /etc/fedora-release
> Fedora release 8 (Werewolf)

whoops, you're right, i was just looking at the output of "mount".  my
fault.  so how would i technically add R/W access to that filesystem
for my user account?  is that a udev feature?  thanks.


Robert P. J. Day
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