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Re: [Xen-users] Guest WinXP cannot recognize USB?

To: XuNanxuan <nanxuan_xu@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Guest WinXP cannot recognize USB?
From: Ken Cobler <kcobler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2008 10:07:45 -0600
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XuNanxuan wrote:
> Hi:
> My guest WinXP cannot recognize other USBs except keyboard and mouse.
> So I cannot send files to my guest except for using network. Is there
> any suggest?
> Thanks!
I have had trouble getting USB to be released by inux and allow the
guest Windows OS to operate.

This is my understanding of what steps are required to get a USB device
available to guest OS:

Perform lsusb to find the vendor ID and the product ID for the device
you want Windows to have access, then add that USB device to your vm
config file.

For example, lsusb produces:
Bus 005 Device 005: ID 1241:1603 Belkin

I want to let my Windows XP VM have access to the device, I add the
following to the USB section of the vm config file:

Delete the old vm. Create the new vm with the new vm config file.

xm delete windowsxp
xm create windowsxp


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