VirtualBox Extensions Pack (for USB and Video)

Johannes Lundberg johalun0 at
Tue May 7 15:19:19 UTC 2019

Out of curiosity I googled and it seems you might be able to
pass-through the entire USB controller using PCI pass-through. Not sure
it's so practical  if you end up loosing input capability on the host
(and also the guest since it's VNC)... Would be nice though if bhyve had
all the required functionality so we'd have a more "native" and open
source solution for all VM needs.

On 5/7/19 8:03 AM, Goran Mekić wrote:
> As far as I know bhyve doesn't have USB passthroug which I understand
> you're after. It might be false as I didn't check since last year
> On 7 May 2019 16:44:45 CEST, Tomasz CEDRO <tomek at> wrote:
>     On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 4:40 PM Johannes Lundberg <johalun0 at> wrote:
>         On 5/7/19 7:26 AM, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
>             On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 4:11 PM Johannes Lundberg
>             <johalun0 at> wrote:
>                 On 5/6/19 12:42 PM, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
>                     On 2019-05-06 20:49, Tomasz CEDRO wrote:
>                         @HPS have you ever considered such operation?
>                         If the FreeBSD's USB can be shared to the
>                         userland, maybe that could be also shared to
>                         the Virtual Machine? 
>                     Hi, The problem is inside VBOX, that the USB APIs
>                     only support USB 1.x and not in FreeBSD from what
>                     I understand last time I checked. --HPS 
>                 Maybe bhyve is an option? I have completely replaced
>                 virtualbox with bhyve for my vms and loving it but I
>                 haven't tested it with usb yet. 
>             Hmm, thanks Johannes for that hint.. can you run Windoze
>             (yuck), Linux and other stuff as full hypervisor or does
>             this work more like separated dedicated FreeBSD Jail? 
>         I haven't tried Windows but it's supposed to work. I'm running
>         Ubuntu successfully with graphical desktop in bhyve. It uses
>         VNC for the graphical interface so it's not the best
>         experience but it's usable if you don't have too high
>         requirements. Mostly my VMs are headless. Check
>         For managing my VMs I like this one
>     Sounds really nice and what I need! More than that we would develop
>     true Open-Source solution :-)
>     Thank you Johannes !! :-)
>     Best regards :-)
>     Tomek
> -- 
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