[NAS4Free] Interface association missing VirtualBox USB

Pixel

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I'm having a problem with a HiFace Two DAC connected to an Ubuntu guest on VirtualBox.
The host is a NAS4Free (FreeBSD based).

On a bare Ubuntu I get this module correct working and reported like this in Ubuntu:
Code:
[1191641.895471] usbcore: registered new interface driver [b]snd-usb-hiface[/b]
[1191749.850291] usb 1-1.1.1: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci-pci
On the VirtualBox guest is says this:
Code:
[    9.757422] usb 1-1: Audio class v2 interfaces need an interface association
[    9.757444] [b]snd-usb-audio[/b]: probe of 1-1:1.0 failed with error -22
I code found the source of this error message here.

If I compare the USB output from the bare metal server and the Ubuntu guest on the FreeBSD host then I see indeed that the bare metal has 2 blocks "Interface association" while those are stripped out when connected through VirtualBox?

So the wrong driver (snd-usb-audio instead of snd-usb-hiface) is loaded because those two blocks are missing.

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ralphbsz

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If I compare the USB output from the bare metal server and the Ubuntu guest on the FreeBSD host then I see indeed that the bare metal has 2 blocks "Interface association" while those are stripped out when connected through VirtualBox?
If the host OS (which in your case is a FreeBSD derivative) really does strip out two USB blocks, that is a bug, most likely in VirtualBox. The right audience for your post would be VirtualBox developers.

So the wrong driver (snd-usb-audio instead of snd-usb-hiface) is loaded because those two blocks are missing.
As a dirty hack and work-around, could you perhaps go edit the file in Ubuntu that controls which driver is loaded for which hardware (the Ubuntu equivalent of /etc/devd/usb.conf in FreeBSD)? To do that, you'd need to talk to Linux / Ubuntu experts; maybe start by reading about "udev" and how it is configured.
 
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