My USB is not being detected in the guest OS in VirtualBox.

Host OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Guest OS: Windows 10 VirtualBox version: 5.0.26 r108824

USB is connected and detected in the host OS:

karl@karl:/$ sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 019: ID 17cc:1100 Native Instruments

My user has been added to the vboxusers group:

karl@karl:/$ groups
karl adm dialout cdrom sudo audio dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare vboxusers docker bumblebee realtime

Guest Additions has been installed. The VirtualBox Guest Additions icon is in the guest OS's system tray.

I have enabled USB in the VirtualBox settings; Enable USB Controller is ticked. I've chosen the USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller controller.

I've restarted my host OS.


I saw a post on some random forum saying that 14.04 had issues with this. I reinstalled VirtualBox with the latest version and now it works.

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    Can you edit this to include a link to the post? – Eliah Kagan Aug 18 '17 at 4:15

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