atom feed5 messages in com.ubuntu.lists.ubuntu-auRe: Failed to access the USB Subsystem
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Victor Vahe KevorkianOct 24, 2007 3:57 pm 
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Victor Vahe KevorkianOct 25, 2007 2:33 pm 
Subject:Re: Failed to access the USB Subsystem
From:Victor Vahe Kevorkian (
Date:Oct 25, 2007 2:33:11 pm

Thank you for all the help I received. I followed the instructions below and all seems working. The source was Ubuntu Forums.

-Install XP or other OS

-Create a group called "usbfs" and add yourself to it.

-In terminal issue the following command:

sudo gedit /etc/fstab

-In this file paste the following lines, and change the group ID according to the group ID that is shown for the group "usbfs".

# 1001 is the USB group ID none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1001,devmode=664 0 0

-Save and close file.

-In terminal, issue the following command:

VBoxManage list usbhost

-Use the output of this command to set up the filters for USB devices under VirtualBox.


The reason I am publishing this is because if anybody else will need it.