VirtualBox 4.2.6 never turns the USB camera off

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  1. the_randomizer
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    So I installed Unbuntu 11.10 because I like the feel and the overall stability of Linux (will use it to learn programming, too), so naturally, I installed VirtualBox because of how easy it is to get it up and running and didn't have any issues during that process. Well, I installed it, but there is something that really pisses me off about it, every time I load Unbuntu, the bloody USB webcam LED goes on, but as soon as I shut down Unbuntu, it goes off. Surely, there must be some way to prevent the USB webcam from turning on, is there not? Yes, I could unplug it, but I'd rather not wear out the cable and/or USB port every bloody time I want to use Linux. The webcam I have is a Microsoft LifeCam HD-5001, which obviously doesn't have this issue in the host OS (windows 7), but does in the guest OS. I've tried commands such as, echo 'SUSPEND_MODULES="uvcvideo"' | sudo tee /etc/pm/config.d/modules_unload... but nothing happened. I should note that I tried installing Ubuntu on VMWare, but it would never connect to the internet, much less my home network (tried both NAT and Bridged) , so that's why I made the switch to VirtualBox. Any suggestions, terminal commands?
     
  2. Mazor

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    Instead of attempting anything inside Ubuntu, you should be able to just disable USB devices for guest OSes entirely in the settings of VirtualBox.
     
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    Wouldn't that render the keyboard/mouse unusable?
     
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    It's been a while since I used VirtualBox so I don't actually know the settings available anymore. The point is that you should have a look.
     
  5. Squall Leonhart

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    first, get your versions right

    there is no Virtualbox 4.2.x (the installer script version is not the virtualbox version)
     
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    i wasn't chiving you mate, it just helps us help you by knowing exactly what version is being used.

    as it happens, the 4.1.x versions are so broken its not funny.