vboxusers group -where & how?

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vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby gael33 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:14 am

I added virtualbox to my Linux Mint 12 and couldn't get the USB to work ... I was told to add my user name to the vboxusers group ... How do I do that?

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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby xenopeek » Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:30 am

Open a terminal, and run:

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sudo usermod -aG vboxusers username

where you replace username with your actual user name.

You can check with:

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groups

what groups your are member of.
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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby gael33 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:02 am

Thanks Oscar,

I have to say that without these message boards, people like me would be lost. But because we have such talented and technically minded folk who are willing to help by sharing their knowledge, we Luddite's can at least function. I for one am very grateful for your time and expertise, thanks again.

I almost forgot ... your suggestion worked :D

gael.

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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby vboxmint12usb » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:30 pm

I've tried several times through many different methods. Amazingly, after much headache griping, batching, & moaning:
"sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers whatevermynameishere"

No tellin, I rebooted & it just started working

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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby louisblank » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:47 pm

gael33 wrote:I added virtualbox to my Linux Mint 12 and couldn't get the USB to work ... I was told to add my user name to the vboxusers group ... How do I do that?


Same problem here...

Appreciate the help :)

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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby doktornotor » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:57 pm

louisblank wrote:Same problem here...

Appreciate the help :)


Uhm, the solution is right above your post... :?: :?

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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby goog64 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:00 pm

louisblank wrote:
gael33 wrote:I added virtualbox to my Linux Mint 12 and couldn't get the USB to work ... I was told to add my user name to the vboxusers group ... How do I do that?


Same problem here...

Appreciate the help :)


Me too.
I appreciated the help also. Thanks.

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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby az-rune » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:59 pm

xenopeek wrote:Open a terminal, and run:

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sudo usermod -aG vboxusers username

where you replace username with your actual user name.

You can check with:

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groups

what groups your are member of.



Thank you for answering this for me as well, I had forgotten
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Re: vboxusers group -where & how?

Postby Pythzor » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:44 pm

To xenopeek, a "Thank you" from me, too. Everytime I need to do it, I google and am pointed here.
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