USB 2.0 webcam in virtualbox on CURRENT not working!

Hans Petter Selasky hps at
Wed Jul 16 21:40:39 UTC 2014

On 07/16/14 13:40, Maciej Milewski wrote:
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> On 16.07.2014 13:28, O. Hartmann wrote:
>> I desperately need to have a SKYPE based chat with an offshore
>> department. Since Skype is not a native port, I try to use a virtual
>> box running Windows 7. And here the nightmare begins.
>> Skype works in the VBox, but audio only. I have two WebCAMs here, a
>> brand new Logitech C270 and a older Medion MD86511. The latter one can
>> be seen in the device list of Windows 7 within the VBox, but can not be
>> activated.
>> More frustrating, the Logitech C270, doesn't work, it is not even seen
>> by the VBox. I tested the cam on another Windows 7 system of a
>> colleague and it works. FreeBSD does also "see" this USB Cam, but why
>> is the device hidden for the VBox?
> What do you mean by saying "see"?
> usbconfig on freebsd lists it as ugen device?
> Is it attached to vbox machine by some filter?
> Have you tried VBoxManage usbfilter add?
> I'm currently using some kind of software security jingle device this way:
> VBoxManage usbfilter add 1 --target VMachineName --name USBKey
> --vendorid 0x???? --productid 0x????
> But I haven't used any webcam this way.
>> In the configuration, I have the ability to enable/disable USB 2.0
>> subsystem. Enabled, VBox rejects to start on all FBSD around (9.3-PRE,
>> 11-CURRENT). What is that? Is VBox not capable of using USB 2.0
>> devices in conjunction with FreeBSD?
>> How to solve this? Is there a Skype 6 client for FreeBSD?
>> Thanks in advance, please CC me,
>> Oliver



Mount this union with /usr/ports:

And then you can install skype and even use the video chat.


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