USB and 8.1

Chris Brennan xaero at
Mon Jan 10 01:33:38 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Robert Boyer <rwboyer at> wrote:

> I am running release 9.1 under VMware Fusion and it works great -
> except....
> No USB connections on any USB bus work at all - the kernel sees the connect
> but then encounters an error and disables the device immediately.
> Searched around a bit but didn't find anything definitive. Seems like this
> would be a fairly common thing? Any ideas on how to make freebsd USB work
> under VMware?

9.1 or 9.0? Or did you mean 8.1? As for USB, did you enable the bus
infrastructure in VMWare? You need to tell it to pass your real USB Bus
System to the VM and make it available. Note that that device will become
unavailable on the HOST then.

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