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It seems that gnome-boxes requires a package called 'SPICE guest tools' to be installed on a guest system, in order for USB devices to be redirected from the host to the guest. I am running Lubuntu 18.04 as a guest in a gnome box and I am confused as to where I can download this 'guest tools' package.

The gnome-boxes properties dialog window says it can be downloaded from http://www.spice-space.org/download.html ; however, I can only find Windows binaries for the guest tools but not for Linux.

  • @guiverc I double-checked and I was mistaken - it's actually 18.04. I will edit my question. – Time4Tea Mar 17 at 21:28
  • I have no experience with it sorry, but gitlab.com/libosinfo/libosinfo/issues/2 (jbicha) is possibly your answer – guiverc Mar 17 at 21:34
  • Most likely, you don't need to do anything. spice-vdagent is a default package of Ubuntu flavors. – DK Bose Mar 18 at 4:58

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