Will updating Debian help USB issues?

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Will updating Debian help USB issues?

Post by rune » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:58 pm

Hi,
I'm running Meteohub on a VirtualBox (5.0.14) residing on a Ubuntu host. I have a WMR100N connected directly to the host and a RFXCOM433 via an USB Extender. What I find is that Meteohub frequently looses connection to the RFXCOM (and sometimes WMR100N, but that's a known issue) and cannot recover by shutting the virtual machine off/on.
Only way to recover, is to reboot the entire host (and sometime disconnect/connect RFXCOM physically).
On another virtual host, I have a Windows 7 + a Domotiga software running towards another RFXCOM433E on the USB Extender. This never fails.

I have setup the relevant USB filters, have installed the Windows Guest additions, but have not touched Meteohub's OS at all.

Questions: Would it perhaps help to update Debian? Would it help installing guest additions on Debian? Or must I accept that this is not supported/should work and find another solution?

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Re: Will updating Debian help USB issues?

Post by YJB » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:40 pm

Hi,

I'm running MH in a Virtualbox environment as well and can't relate to the issues you are describing
VirtualBox 4.3.32
Host OS: Open Suse 12.3 (3.7.10-1.45-desktop)
USB RfXReceiver
Davis Envoy (TCP/IP)

As far as I'm concerned it's running pretty stable and I've never seen any USB connection issues.

If it was me I would probably suspect the USB extender....

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Re: Will updating Debian help USB issues?

Post by rune » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:45 pm

Hi JTB,

I would as well, if it wasn't because another VM running Windows 2012 and mapped towards another RFXCOM on the USB Extender never has these issues.

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Re: Will updating Debian help USB issues?

Post by rune » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:44 pm

BTW: Would it be possible to get the machine settings from your virtual meteohub? e.g. chipset settings etc.?

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Re: Will updating Debian help USB issues?

Post by YJB » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:37 am

Sure:

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 VBoxManage showvminfo "Meteohub"
Name:            Meteohub
Groups:          /
Guest OS:        Debian (32-bit)
UUID:            xxxxxx-1813-43a1-b1ca-xxxxxxxxxxxx
Config file:     /home/vbox/VirtualBox VMs/Meteohub/Meteohub.vbox
Snapshot folder: /home/vbox/VirtualBox VMs/Meteohub/Snapshots
Log folder:      /home/vbox/VirtualBox VMs/Meteohub/Logs
Hardware UUID:   xxxx-xxxx
Memory size:     256MB
Page Fusion:     off
VRAM size:       12MB
CPU exec cap:    100%
HPET:            off
Chipset:         piix3
Firmware:        BIOS
Number of CPUs:  1
PAE:             off
Long Mode:       on
Synthetic CPU:   off
CPUID overrides: None
Boot menu mode:  message and menu
Boot Device (1): HardDisk
Boot Device (2): Not Assigned
Boot Device (3): Not Assigned
Boot Device (4): Not Assigned
ACPI:            on
IOAPIC:          off
Time offset:     0ms
RTC:             UTC
Hardw. virt.ext: off
Nested Paging:   off
Large Pages:     off
VT-x VPID:       on
VT-x unr. exec.: on
State:           running (since 2016-01-06T20:03:47.279000000)
Monitor count:   1
3D Acceleration: off
2D Video Acceleration: off
Teleporter Enabled: off
Teleporter Port: 0
Teleporter Address:
Teleporter Password:
Tracing Enabled: off
Allow Tracing to Access VM: off
Tracing Configuration:
Autostart Enabled: off
Autostart Delay: 0
Default Frontend:
Storage Controller Name (0):            IDE Controller
Storage Controller Type (0):            PIIX4
Storage Controller Instance Number (0): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (0):  2
Storage Controller Port Count (0):      2
Storage Controller Bootable (0):        on
IDE Controller (0, 0): /home/Virtual/Meteohub/Meteohub-v4.7-4GB.vdi (UUID: xxxx-xxxx)
NIC 1:           MAC: 000DB9XXXXXX, Attachment: Bridged Interface 'eth1', Cable connected: on, Trace: off (file: none), Type: 82540EM, Reported speed: 0 Mbps, Boot priority: 0, Promisc Policy: deny, Bandwidth group: none
NIC 2:           disabled
NIC 3:           disabled
NIC 4:           disabled
NIC 5:           disabled
NIC 6:           disabled
NIC 7:           disabled
NIC 8:           disabled
Pointing Device: PS/2 Mouse
Keyboard Device: PS/2 Keyboard
UART 1:          disabled
UART 2:          disabled
LPT 1:           disabled
LPT 2:           disabled
Audio:           disabled
Clipboard Mode:  Bidirectional
Drag'n'drop Mode: disabled
Video mode:      720x400x0 at 0,0
VRDE:            enabled (Address 0.0.0.0, Ports 4005, MultiConn: off, ReuseSingleConn: off, Authentication type: null)
VRDE port:       4005
Video redirection: disabled
VRDE property: TCP/Ports  = "4005"
VRDE property: TCP/Address = <not set>
VRDE property: VideoChannel/Enabled = <not set>
VRDE property: VideoChannel/Quality = <not set>
VRDE property: VideoChannel/DownscaleProtection = <not set>
VRDE property: Client/DisableDisplay = <not set>
VRDE property: Client/DisableInput = <not set>
VRDE property: Client/DisableAudio = <not set>
VRDE property: Client/DisableUSB = <not set>
VRDE property: Client/DisableClipboard = <not set>
VRDE property: Client/DisableUpstreamAudio = <not set>
VRDE property: Client/DisableRDPDR = <not set>
VRDE property: H3DRedirect/Enabled = <not set>
VRDE property: Security/Method = <not set>
VRDE property: Security/ServerCertificate = <not set>
VRDE property: Security/ServerPrivateKey = <not set>
VRDE property: Security/CACertificate = <not set>
VRDE property: Audio/RateCorrectionMode = <not set>
VRDE property: Audio/LogPath = <not set>
USB:             enabled
EHCI:            enabled



Currently Attached USB Devices:

UUID:              xxxxxxxx-ca51-48f9-8311-xxxxxxxxxxxx
VendorId:           0x0403 (0403)
ProductId:          0x6001 (6001)
Revision:           6.0 (0600)
Manufacturer:       FTDI
Product:            FT232R USB UART
SerialNumber:       A60081IB
Address:            sysfs:/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.8/2-1.8.1//device:/dev/vboxusb/002/005

Bandwidth groups:  <none>

Shared folders:  <none>

VRDE Connection:    not active
Clients so far:     0

Video capturing:    not active
Capture screens:    0
Capture file:       /home/vbox/VirtualBox VMs/Meteohub/Meteohub.webm
Capture dimensions: 1024x768
Capture rate:       512 kbps
Capture FPS:        25

Guest:

Configured memory balloon size:      0 MB
OS type:                             Debian
Additions run level:                 0

Guest Facilities:

No active facilities.

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