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USB support in VMware Workstation 5 and OpenSUSE

Another one courtesy of Chris, but this one is not tested…but should work.

If you would like USB support for VM Workstation 5 on OpenSUSE follow the directions below. If it works/does not work, please make note in the comments section, so I can correct this problem.

  • Mount the USB file system with parameter auto with this line in fstab:
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs auto 0 0
  • Each Guest O/S has its virtual configuration storage, including the virtual hardware config file with extension .vmx. Ensure that .vmx file contains this line:
    usb.present = “TRUE”
  • After installing VMware Tools: GoTo the the top menu –> VM –> Settings –> Hardware: Make sure that USB Controller is listed as Present and if not then Click to Add –> USB Controller.
  • Now you can view and install your USB devices/drivers at Menu –> VM –> Removable Devices –> USB Devices –> select to install.
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12/02/2008 - Posted by | how-to, Linux, opensuse, VMware |

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