[Mageia-discuss] No USB with VirtualBox on Mageia?
laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Fri Jun 3 05:21:28 CEST 2011
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> Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2011 17:51:10 +0100
> From: Maurice Batey <maurice at bcs.org.uk>
> To: mageia-discuss at mageia.org
> Subject: [Mageia-discuss] No USB with VirtualBox on Mageia?
> Message-ID: <pan.2011.06.02.16.51.10.62584 at bcs.org.uk>
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> 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.
> > can't try
> > the versions from Oracle, because they are built with Python 2.6, and
> > Mageia has Python 2.7. "
> After I downloaded VirtualBox, I was able to:
> urpmi VirtualBox*rpm --allow-force
> It recompiled the driver and I was good to go.
I posted that report on the Mandriva list. Yes, I made sure that I had the
right extension pack. I haven't tried "urpmi --force". Probably the Python
version is not critical to functioning, but it does restrict the standard user
to the Mageia RPM of virtualbox. My problem was, that with no USB
connectivity, I couldn't import any work to do. Networking to my host system
may have worked; I didn't try.
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