Same issue here with a Samsung BlackJack II, host is CentOS 5 i386, guest is Windows XP Pro 32bit, VMware Server 2 RC2 (2.0.0-110949.i386)
I plug in the BlackJack and see in vmware.log
vmx| VMXVmdbLoadUsbDevices: New set of 0 USB devices
vmx| VMXVmdbLoadUsbDevices: New set of 1 USB devices
vmx| USB: Found device name:Samsung\ MITS\ USB\ RNDIS vid:04e8 pid:6662 path:5/0 speed:full family:comm,pda
If I then click Devices -> Samsung MITS USB RNDIS -> Connect
a few seconds later I get the "Remote USB device error: Remote device disconnected: an error occurred while sending data."
Yeppers. As far as I can tell, that's what it it does for every USB device. It's quite amazing
that they put this product out with that defect, and never answer our questions about it.
I agree, if they have USB devices (is it 2.0 only?) working in VMware Workstation, yet it doesn't work in Server 2 I wonder if they work in the enterprise products like ESX? Maybe I'll fire up a windows XP system on one of my ESX Virtual Infrastructure servers and see if the Blackjack works connected to it. Not that I can leave it running on the server, but it'd be a good test
I had this same issue running XP guest under Ubuntu 8.04 host. I finally managed to fix it by changing the usbfs line in my fstab file to:
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=46,devmode=664 0 0
Now i can access USB drives as least (not tried printers yet).
I can also confirm that my iPhone now connects
Fedora doesn't use usbfs in that way. I fixed this issue by: chmod -R 777 /proc/bus/usb/*
This is just a workaround. VMWare has to at least give us something more descriptive, or test their product more thoroughly on Fedora.
I just tried the "sudo chmod -R 777 /proc/bus/usb/* " on CentOS 5 (fedora 7?) and didn't have any luck getting the Black Jack 2 to visible in the guest, same error.
I tried the instructions listed here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=3227413#post3227413
They didn't help, but maybe the combination of the two did something. I tried the above first, then the chmod.
Hope it helps. My webcam is now online.
DMBryant, you d'man !
That's enabled my NavMan to connect, Kubuntu 8.04 host, WinXP guest (appears to use MS activesync really).
This enabled me to connect devices, at least. The Epson printer/scanner combo machine
blue screens XP when I try to scan.
To make a permanent fix for this in Fedora 9 (ie.. don't have to do a chmod everytime you reboot your system) change the following in your /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.
modprobe usbcore >/dev/null 2>&1 && mount -n -o devmode=0777,devuid=0,devgid=0 -t usbfs /proc/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
and line 28
mount -n -o devmode=0777,devuid=0,devgid=0 -t usbfs /proc/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
I've just tried updating my iPhone 3G to the latest firmware and I can confirm that it doesn't work. I think the problem lies in the fact that the update process disconnects and reconnects the phone a couple of times. This disconnects it from the guest which then cant reconnect it again without manually connecting the iphone usb device through vmware (does that make any sense?). Anyway, I think the delay in reconnecting or something confuses it and it eventually errors out.
Sincere apologies for something totally off-thread (you will see why!) - but can any visitor to this Community see in the attached screenshot why I as a logged-on user cannot anymore post; I can only reply to a board which is clearly not locked. The usual 'post to this thread' Action has apparently vanished. (Also why, in both IE7 and FFox3, there are two sets of identical headers for bug logging, but this is a side-issue). Again, apologies to OP for the highjack.
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FINALLY!!!!! FIXED MY ISSUE ON UBUNTU 8.0.4 HOST WITH XP XP3 GUEST.
WAY TO GO DMBRYANT!!!!!!!! THREE CHEERS!!! I HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH THIS FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS NOW WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO SAVE THE DAY!!!