Enable USB on Ubuntu

Enable USB for VirtualBox on Ubuntu

Different from Windows, if you wants to use usb enabled to VirtualBox, you must edit a config file, which is needn’t on Windows.

I can’t remember it and search for web many times because when you set it, you need’t to edit it twice. But sometimes, I will reinstall my ubuntu and the config will lost, so I wants to save it on my Blog in case one day I will use it.

So, let’s beginning!


Just use this command on terminal simply.

sudo adduser $USERNAME vboxusers

Sometimes you will find this command for this.

sudo usermod -aG vboxusers <username>

If you wants to edit it with GUI, just use this:

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

With this tool, you just to select your account and click Manage Groups and add the vboxusers

Or, you can also edit the config file manually.

The file are on /etc/group, just edit it with vim or other editor.

sudo vim /etc/group

And then add your account to vboxusers line.