Monday, November 15, 2010

VMware Fedora image doesn't connect to USB controller

VMware USB Arbitration Service service fails to start on Windows 7 with an error:

Detected unrecognized USB driver (\Driver\usbfilter).

The solution is here:

"Try right clicking on one of the USB hubs and looking at the driver details. If usbfilter.sys is listed then open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000} and delete the UpperFilter, usbfilter pair.
I rebooted and it works great now. "

I have wasted a couple of hours for this "trick".... it's working now....

still, I am downloading a ready-made fedora 14 vmware image from linuxtracker...

or rather, the version 13 from here since the 14 apparently doesn't support VMware Tools (?).

1 comment:

Rokas said...

very big thanks from lituania!