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VMware not detecting USB device?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by obidon, Feb 11, 2008.

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  1. obidon

    obidon Banned Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. obidon

    obidon Banned Thread Starter

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    Please someone help?
     
  3. DaveBurnett

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    Try plugging it in BEFORE you start the virtual machine.
     
  4. obidon

    obidon Banned Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    You do have extensions loaded??
     
  6. obidon

    obidon Banned Thread Starter

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    What do u mean by that?
     
  7. DaveBurnett

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    I meant VMWare Tools
     
  8. obidon

    obidon Banned Thread Starter

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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.
     
  9. jdante

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    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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