I'm having trouble connecting USB devices (e.g. flash drives) to a Windows XP guest, on an Arch Linux host, running VMware Player. No USB devices appear anywhere in VMware, e.g. devices are not detected when I plug them in, and there is no section for USB devices in the removable devices menu. I can mount and use USB devices outside of VMware. I'm running a 3.1.3 kernel with VMware Player 4.0.1.
Here's what I've tried so far:
- Mounted USBFS to /proc/bus/usb, then restarted VMware.
- Checked that USB controller is "Present" in the VMware Virtual Machine Settings