[Wine] usb support in wine/linux

DARKGuy . dark.guy.2008 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 12:49:50 CDT 2007

Or that they aren't too close-minded. If you need USB support, and VBox is
free, why not to use it? no offense...

On 10/31/07, Pavel Troller <patrol at sinus.cz> wrote:
> >       Try VirtualBox [1] (I really like it with Seamless Mode turned on)
> or VMWare
> > [2]. VirtualBox is free, VMWare isn't. I think that VirtualBox should
> work
> > with no problems with your dongles (and with any Windows software that
> needs
> > these dongles).
> >       In practice, USB support in VirtualBox works great in most cases
> but
> > sometimes not. If USB doesn't work for you in VirtualBox then read
> > http://virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ and "Troubleshooting" -> "Linux
> hosts" in
> > the http://virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf .
> >       If still doesn't work then try VMWare instead.
> >
> Hmm..
>   I've looked at the virtualbox site and I've found that their OSE (Open
> Source
> Edition) doesn't contain USB support. It's a stopper for me as my policy
> is
> "not to accept any binary packages" on my system. They decided to remove
> it
> from the OSE because they count it as an "Enterprise feature". They
> probably
> think that home machines are not using USB, that people don't have mobile
> phones, GPS receivers, or simply any other USB devices unsupported in
> Linux.
>   With regards, Pavel Troller
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