[USRP-users] trouble with latest UHD under VirtualBox/Ubuntu

Sean Nowlan nowlans at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 11:42:51 EDT 2016

I have a similar setup with VB 5.0.16 and a Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS guest. I am
successfully using a B200mini over USB 3.0 with the VirtualBox extension
pack installed. I'm using UHD 3.9.2. My suggestion is to add two USB Device
Filters in the VirtualBox settings, one for the Cypress WestBridge device
that shows up before firmware is loaded, and one for the Ettus Research
device that shows up once the device disconnects and reconnects after
firmware upload. Also, make sure you run "uhd_images_downloader" to make
sure you have downloaded images corresponding to your updated UHD version.


On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:32 AM, David Watt via USRP-users <
usrp-users at lists.ettus.com> wrote:

> My system is Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, 64-bit, running as a guest under
> VirtualBox 5.0.16. My device is a B200. I’ve found that for whatever reason
> 2 recent UHD versions I’ve tried (UHD_003_009.003, UHD_003_010.??? from
> yesterday’s git master) do not work for me. The symptom is that when
> running uhd_usrp_probe, after the fw hex file loads, the program fails, and
> the B200 does not show up under lsusb. After initial plug in, the B200 does
> show up under lsusb, but after uhd_usrp_probe and the fw load, the B200 is
> not shown under lsusb. Subsequent uhd_usrp_probe’s all fail with no device
> type errors.
> I think the issue is USB FX firmware associated, because after at one
> point I transitioned from UHD_003_008 to UHD_003_010, and rebooted the VM,
> and after the VM came up with UHD_003_010, the B200 (with the fw loaded)
> was visible under lsusb. Then when I ran uhd_usrp_probe it didn’t say no
> device, it said firmware compatibility rev was 7 and it wanted 8. Then
> after power cycling it’s visible again, but after UHD_003_010 loaded FX fw,
> it went to invisible again (to lsusb).
> I’m OK with UHD_003_008 for now. It is able to connect more or less
> consistently as USB3 as reported by uhd_usrp_probe.
> David Watt
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