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11-Feb-2008, 12:09 AM #1
Question VMware not detecting USB device?
I have VMware workstation 6.02, and am running a windows XP SP2 virtual machine (VM). I connected my Texas Instruments Silverlink Cable to my host computer, and it wasn't detected in the VM. It was detected in my host OS however. In my VM I have the checkboxes "Enable high-speed support for USB 2.0 devices" and "Automatically connect new USB devices to this virtual machine when it has focus" both checked under the USB Controller settings for the VM. I don't know why it is not connecting and need help. Thanks for replies.
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11-Feb-2008, 11:34 PM #2
Please someone help?
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12-Feb-2008, 01:27 PM #3
Try plugging it in BEFORE you start the virtual machine.
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12-Feb-2008, 06:21 PM #4
Thanks dave, I did what you said but its still not detecting it. This is getting frustrating. Anyone have any more ideas why it's not working?
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13-Feb-2008, 06:22 AM #5
You do have extensions loaded??
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You do have extensions loaded??
What do u mean by that?
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17-Feb-2008, 04:22 PM #7
I meant VMWare Tools
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Yes I do have VMware tools installed. Also I thought it might be because the specific hardware (TI Silver Link Cable) might be causing problems, but today I tried a USB Flash Drive and it didn't detect that either. Anyone got any more ideas? Thanks.
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26-Jun-2008, 01:27 PM #9
Not detecting USB
obidon...did you ever get the issue resolved??
I've got a Gentoo system with vmware running XP. The host can see the usb devices, but the XP vm world can not.
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