On 12/31/2014 10:55 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
Robert Moskowitz writes:
> I just did a little test. If my focus is on the VM, it gets the USB
> mount, and the host OS does not. If my focus is on a host OS window,
> it gets the USB mount and the VM does not see it. So that prevents
> two writers to the one device.
Really? If I plug in USB storage, I always have to futz around with
the VM's settings, manually select "add new USB device", find the new
USB storage device, and only then Windows 7 that's running in my VM
My base OS is F21/Xfce and the VM is also F21/Xfce. This might have
something to do with USB seeming to work right.
This might be a new virtual USB hardware "device" that I have to
switch to, does anyone know this for sure? This is probably somewhat
similar to how audio support evolved over time. When I set up my first
Windows 7 VM, there was no audio passthrough from the VM to the real
audio. I kind of let it go, after Googling that, on an off, for a year
or so. A few releases of Fedora later, a second Windows 7 VM install
suddenly had sound. Comparing the two VMs, the older one showed
"Display: VNC", the new VM had "Display: Spice". After changing the
older VM's setting, I suddenly had audio.
If KVM can now automatically grab USB storage if the VM has input
focus, this would certainly be a very nice jump in functionality, if I
could only figure out how to make it do that, now…