Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Got My USBs Back in VirtualBox

Well, since I upgraded to Hardy, I couldn't get my USB devices to work in VirtualBox and I was almost forgetting it once had such feature : )

I've been very lazy because if I just had googled it like I did today, my life could have been more colourful. If you suffer from the same problem and haven't bothered fixing it yet, here is a fix I found on ubuntu-unleashed.

After adding yourself to vboxusers group and uncommenting a few lines in /etc/init.d/, find group id of vboxusers and add the following to /etc/fstab
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=VBOXUSERS_ID,devmode=664 0 0 
Mount it and celebrate the reunion.

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pidgin and ICQ

Today, ICQ authentication using Pidgin on Hardy died all the sudden with an error message complaining about the version of the software.

Well, as suggested in the error message, I compiled the latest version, 2.4.3, and it did solve the problem. I've uploaded the new version in my PPA but alternatively you can grab the deb files from getdeb now.