[arch-general] PS: Virtualbox downgrade - Was: FS#41424 - Virtualbox 4.3.14, USB doesn't work flawlessly

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Sat Nov 22 18:46:38 UTC 2014

On Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:54:04 -0600
Bigby James <bigby.james at crepcran.com> wrote:
> How much data are you trying to transmit? Based on your messages, I'm
> guessing you have an iPod Touch or iPhone and you're using VB to
> manage a music library. Calling VirtualBox broken because its USB
> implementation doesn't play well with Apple's DRM model is unfair,
> and your single experience doesn't amount to an objectively broken
> package. In any case, Arch follows upstream. Occasionally users
> experience setbacks. That's just the nature of the game.

As I already pointed out, I tried to upgrade iOS of an iPad 2 by
USB. I don't listen to music by crappy lossy codecs, anyway, using an
USB mouse and transmitting an app, a PDF or text file, a few pics does
work, but could also require a restart of the host. Everything
works fine after downgrading virtualbox. I'm not the only one and it's
not the first package that is broken and btw. I don't use any DRM crap
and I dislike Apple myself, I won the iPad, however, the USB issue is
_not_ caused by Apple, virtualbox is broken. You should read all threads
about this issue and you should read them completely instead of


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