VMware fusion / USB 2.0 issues.

Christopher Hilton chris at vindaloo.com
Mon Mar 21 21:03:12 UTC 2011

Good afternoon,

I'm having a problem with a FreeBSD virtual machine on VMware fusion v3.1.2. Basically I get no USB 2.0 functionality. When I plug in a USB 2.0 mass storage device I get:

     uhub_reattach_port: port 1 reset failed, error=USB_ERR_TIMEOUT
     uhub_reattach_port: device problem (USB_ERR_TIMEOUT), disabling port 1

With some devices I can fix the problem by reconfiguring VMware Fusion for USB 1.0 / 1.1 only. With others the device appears unwilling to negotiate with a USB 1.1 root hub and this is unusable altogether.

I'm running FreeBSD 8.2 PRERELEASE based on the 2011/01 snapshot.

If anyone else has seen this can come up with a work around I'd appreciate any assistance they could provide.


-- Chris

                                      "There will be an answer, Let it be."
                                           e: chris -at- vindaloo -dot- com

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