I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 10, with a Xubuntu 18.04 VM. As far as I can tell, all software packages are as up-to-date as possible. When I connect my BX to my windows PC, it shows up as COM3. However, when I try to attach it to a virtual machine, I get the following error:
“The connection for the USB device ‘OpenMoko USB Serial Device’ was unsuccessful: Driver error”.
I use lots of development boards successfully via VMWare (ST, TI, ESP, other lattice boards, Xilinx, Altera, etc), so I’m thinking this is an issue with the BX bootloader. Is there perhaps some delay or timeout period in the bootloader where it tries to talk to a USB host stack which could be increased? I suspect that while the device is transitioning between the Windows stack and the VMWare stack, it resets itself.