I have an Android smartphone connected to my Kubuntu box with a USB cable. I've figured out how to transfer files, but I need something more: making the Android device visible as a USB device. For instance, if I use VirtualBox and look at its list of USB devices, I want to see the Android,and I don't. I need this in order to use PC Suite for syncing the contacts and calendar. Is it possible to do this? (I have adb installed and MTP file transfer working.)
When you plug in your phone, it is listed with other USB devices. You can use
lsusb command to see the list. If VirtualBox does not see it, it is the fault of VirtualBox only. Try adding device manually, by copying vendor ID and Device ID from
lsusb list to VirtualBox settings.