KVM/QEMU USB 3.0 Passthrough Update

Installed onto a sacrificial lamb machine…

Created a linux guest (both host and guest are Ubuntu 14.04 trusty)


-device nec-usb-xhci,id=xhci \
-device usb-host,bus=xhci.0,vendorid=0x13fe,productid=0x5500

seemed to work with a custom compiled qemu on the Linux Guest

I found a virtualization ppa that I also tested at https://launchpad.net/~jacob/+archive/ubuntu/virtualisation
It is credited to Jacob Zimmermann, but I’m not sure if this is a personal project of his (or something more official). I added it on my test system and things worked well (including virtual manager). Not sure I’m comfortably relying on it for anything production wise, but it was darned handy for testing! (So thank you Jacob Zimmermann whoever you are!)

Since I am sure I had tried this recipe with my previous Windows 7 guest, I am going back to revisit it and see if I can make it work with different Windows drivers. Maybe I’ve been fighting an issue on the client side rather than with qemu…

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