I’ve seen a few posts in this forum as well as notes in the Linux documentation warning against VMs because of strange USB behaviour, and I have found a solution in the VMWare knowledge base under Problems using some USB devices in a virtual machine (774), specifically the quirks item (number 5 in the troubleshooting list).
This solution may also solve some of the issues raised in the Pixy Detected - Error Unable To Connect post, especially if you are also experiencing that looping behaviour.
I would recommend reading the full troubleshooting guide from VMWare, but these tweaks helped me follow the steps for the quirks solution :
- when looking through
vmware.logI used search to find “Pixy” because there are a lot of logged usb items!
- using the first suggestion for the quirk, i.e. the
skip-resetcommand with the Pixy’s
pid, worked for me after saving and closing the files and restarting the VM.
Important note: this works if the command is
skip-refreshas in the guide)