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Using USB with a Linux Host
On Linux hosts, VMware Workstation uses the USB device file system to connect to USB devices. In most Linux systems that support USB, the USB device file system is at/proc/bus/usb.
If your host operating system uses a different path to the USB device file system, you can change it in the virtual machine configuration .vmx file. Add the following line to change the default usb device file system path:
usb.generic.devfsPath = "<your_path_to_usbdevfs>"