[Mageia-discuss] No USB with VirtualBox on Mageia?

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 19:18:15 CEST 2011

2011/6/2 Maurice Batey <maurice at bcs.org.uk>:
> I've just seen the following report elsewhere:
> "...trying to run Virtualbox with Mageia as a host OS...
> ...
> USB devices aren't recognised even with the addon pack.  I can't try
> the versions from  Oracle, because they are built with Python 2.6, and
> Mageia has Python 2.7. "
> I do hope this is only a temporary glitch, as I was considering trying
> Mageia as a replacement for Mandriva (where Virtualbox USB works
> perfectly), and I don't want to lose  VirtualBox USB functionality.
> --
> /\/\aurice
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Have you tried yourself?

You have to install the extension pack (the .vbox-extpack) from upstream:
That page has a link to 4.0.8; you'll find the 4.0.6 version here:

Then install it from VirtualBox -> File -> Preferences -> Extensions.

Ahmad Samir

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