26 July 2012

Virtualbox bluetooth and OSX

I need to use my internal bluetooth dongle in my virtualbox, and the device is in use by the default OSX installation... a simple and stupid trouble... this is the solution:
(osx terminal, host computer)

# sudo kextunload -b com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController
#sudo kextunload -b com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController

The bluetooth icon in the toolbar showns broken (unable to found the device) all its fine.

Go to Virtualbox and add the device as USB in their settings panel

Enjoy with your bluetooth :)

To turn back the changes, stop the virtualmachine and use the terminal again:

# sudo kextload -b com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController
# sudo kextload -b com.apple.driver.BroadcomUSBBluetoothHCIController

Source: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/2372

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