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December 8, 2015

Lab 8.1: With VM, how to diagnose why usb device connection doesn't fire device node creation?

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on a CentOS7.1 laptop for work for the LFS201 class.

On lab 8.1, I've created the rule to handle the USB device connection, but I don't know what to do if the expected result isn't happening. The lab mentions the situation of running in a VM, which is what I'm doing. The lab info presents the seemingly useless statement of "If you are running a virtual machine under a hypervisor, you will have to make sure the USB
device is seen by the guest, which usually is just a mouse click which also disconnects it from the host". I can't even parse this.

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