Cannot use USB devices on Virtualbox 2 in Intrepid

There is a quick fix if you get some USB related errors when opening Preferences in Virtualbox 2.
You only have to add these lines in your /etc/fstab file:

  1. didnt work for me with vbox 2.0.4 in intrepid

    i also did:

    grep vbox /etc/group

    and i got correct number for devgid but that didnt work either.

    i even tried with:

    none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=$TTYGRP,devmode=$TTYMODE

    in a desperate search for the solution, but nothing worked.

    thanks anyways

  2. It worked for me, thanks 🙂

  3. using the id from
    > grep vbox /etc/group
    in /etc/fstab
    worked for me! thx!

    > uname -a
    Linux xps 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Fri Mar 13 18:08:45 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

    > dpkg -s virtualbox-2.1
    […]Version: 2.1.4-42893_Debian_lenny

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