VirtualBox Extensions Pack (for USB and Video)

Tomasz CEDRO tomek at
Tue May 7 14:26:39 UTC 2019

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?

My main problem is with people that write software for Windoze (yuck)
only. Both hardware and software utilities that needs USB2.0
connectivity. Recently the e-government got into closed-source PKI
with Windoze (yuck) only applications. So the problem with lack of USB
2.0/3.0 in FreeBSD's VirtualBox is getting bigger and bigger.. not
everything works in USB 1.0 mode.

I am working usually on my macOS, but 10.14 + VirtualBox performance
got that terrible, I had to move to FreeBSD where things work smoothly
on a really slower underlying hardware.. except that USB2.0 support
which is missing because of missing VirtualBox ExtensionPack.

Best regards,


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