Gnome boxes usb redirection not working (not flatpak version)


USB redirection is not working for a windows VM. It is a special USB token device. The solution used to be to kill the process handling the usb device by
sudo fuser -v -k /dev/bus/usb/xxx/xxx
Then it would redirect normally. However, something has changed, and a new process is spawned automatically the moment I kill the previous one. I have also connected a bluetooth adapter that can be redirected normally. I am not sure where to look next.

Turns out the process was a service named pcscd. I went through systemctl but stopping the service did not work, it would start again. So I tried freezing it
systemctl freeze pcscd
and it worked. Posting this in case someone else has the same problem.

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