I have 11.10 running on a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. I tried to connect my Motorola Droid Bionic via USB, but Ubuntu is not finding it (or I cannot find the mounted device). I am new to Ubuntu, any help? I am sure I am missing something easy.

  • What kind of virtual machine??? – Bruno Pereira Dec 21 '11 at 22:24
  • Type lsusb to see if it gets listed as detected. – Anonymous Dec 21 '11 at 22:42

(if you are running VirtualBox)

When you plugin a device in to your computer running VirtualBox and you want the device to be detected by Ubuntu you need to click on Devices > USB Devices and select the device you have just plugged in. Check the list before and after plugging in the device and note the new addition(s) to the menu.

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If you want a device to be available automatically when you plugin it in go to the Ubuntu guest settings, USB tab and add a filter to the list. Next time you plug it in it will be available automatically in Ubuntu.

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