[Howto] enable support for USB devices in VirtualBox

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  1. install the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
    (it enables support für USB 2.0 and 3.0)
  2. check, if you have read/write-access to the USB-device files
    (/dev/bus/usb/...)
  3. if not:
    create a new group named vboxusers,
    add your username to the group vboxusers and
    change the group-ownership of the USB-device folders and files to vboxusers.
  4. reboot or logout and login
  5. afterwards the USB-devices will be shown in Virtualbox