I have Mapsource installed in Virtualbox and a Garmin GPS unit connected via USB for tranferring routes and waypoints. To make the GPS unit visible to the program, I have to manually disable and enable the Garmin USB driver (in My Computer/Device Manager) each time I connect the GPS. If I do that, everything works but ony as long as the GPS stays connected. Next time I connect the unit, I have to go though the same procedure again. And when I boot the guest OS, I have to manually activate the USB device in the USB menu of Virtualbox, despite the fact that the particular unit is added to the configuration filters of Virtualbox.
While this workaround helps me get the job done, it is certainly not convenient. Any advice on how to fix it permanently would be higly appreciated. In short, I would like to have the specific USB device active on boot of the guest OS, and fully functional without having to disable/enable the driver manually.
I'm running Sabayon 3.4a and Virtualbox 1.5.0 with a Windows XP guest OS, MapSource 6.13.2, Garmin Quest 2 GPS and 188.8.131.52 Garmin USB driver.