After upgrading to Ibex, I found that I couldn’t sync my Palm with my Windows XP guest.
After trudging through different websites with contradictory solutions I stumbled on this, which works a charm:
Open the terminal and type
You should end up with something like
Make a note of the group ID (124 in this case). Now run
sudo gedit /etc/init.d/mountkernfs.sh
Find this section
# # Mount proc filesystem on /proc # domount proc "" /proc proc -onodev,noexec,nosuid
Below this, copy the following code:
# #Mount USB file system # domount usbfs "" /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs -onoexec,nosuid,nodev,devgid=XXX,devmode=664
Replace XXX with the group ID from above.
Save and quit. Reboot the system. The next time you run VirtualBox, you should be able to see the USB devices and use them.