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Saturday, January 21, 2017

No USB devices in Virtualbox

I use several VMs with Virtualbox for testing and running old but useful programs. I even had my Cannon printer working in the guest OS.

After I updated to the latest Linux Mint last week, the printer was no longer visible.

I did some searching and came across the following thread that helped me solve the issue:

In short I had to:
  • install the correct Extension pack to have USB
  • add my user to virtualbox group
  • log off and back in

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