Using USB devices through VMWare on a Linux Host
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
1. Bring up a terminal window
2. Switch to the root user using this command: sux
3. Enter root's password when prompted
4. Bring up the fstab in an editor: gedit /etc/fstab
5. Locate this line:
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
and change it to:
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs autofs 0 0
6. Save the file by clicking the Save icon at the top of the screen.
7. Reboot the workstation
After the machine has been rebooted, the USB Device attached, and VMWare started, select VM | Removable Devices | USB Device, and select the device that needs to be attached to the VMWare session.
NOTE: The correct drivers and applications are still required on the guest OS running in VMWare to make the USB Device function properly.
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- Document ID:3534169
- Creation Date: 29-Nov-2006
- Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
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