VirtualBox USB Not Working on Guest Under a Linux Host

Case: VirtualBox 6.1 pass-through not working for Ubuntu guest on a Linux (SolusOS) host. Issue not limited to version or guest OS.

Solution

sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER

Note: VirtualBox does not add the current user to the vboxusers groups, seemingly, as a security feature.

References

(in reverse chronological order)

  1. Chapter 2. Installation Details
  2. virtualbox – How to add users to vboxusers to enable USB usage – Ask Ubuntu
  3. #19449 (Virtualbox ubuntu package does not add users to vboxusers group)
    – Oracle VM VirtualBox

 

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