Mac OSX SPICE USB Device Selection


Well-Known Member
Jan 4, 2019
I'm trying to get the Mac OSX version of virt-viewer (remote-viewer) working with USB Device Selection. The instructions for building located at seem a bit out of date (0.5.7 is the latest bundle provided) but thankfully it was pretty straightforward to install 0.7 with macports:
$sudo port install virt-viewer

Further upgrading to the latest 0.8 version ( was easy enough:
$sudo port uninstall virt-viewer (to remove the 0.7 version in the macports repo)
$./configure --prefix=/opt/local && make && sudo make install (of the extracted 0.8 version)

I was even able to get audio working though the remote-viewer tool on a Mac using the suggestions at: to modify the vm.conf file and add the audio hardware.

However, I have been unable to get the "USB Device Selection" to work; I've manually installed usbredir from to no avail. I've ensured I've added a usb device to the VM ("spice" usb device").

I appreciate that this is not a direct issue with Proxmox, but I'm hoping some kind soul with more experience can share!


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