ledger nano s support?

is it possible to use ledger wallet in Whonix?
When i trying to connect ledger to local Mycrypto wallet output is
“Your Ledger is currently in use with another application. Please wait, or close other wallet applications before trying again.”
When i trying to connect ledger to Metamask extension it’s fail in endless connection and never success.
What i did:
Whonix-Gateway-XFCE and Whonix-Workstation-XFCE
Install Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.14.vbox-extpack
USB 3.0 - ledger nano s
sudo adduser $(whoami) vboxusers

Welcome to Whonix forums and thank you for your question!

Unfortunately this is undocumented, unsupported at time of writing.


Doable in theory. Known to work in Qubes-Whonix.


Whonix does not take deliberate steps to prevent use of Ledger. But:

  • Using Ledger on (Debian) Linux can be challenging. (non-Whonix issue)
  • Using USB devices with VirtualBox can be challenging. (non-Whonix issue)
  • Using Ledger with VirtualBox can be challenging. (non-Whonix issue)

Once you’ve mastered above issues (as per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle), Whonix will probably not in your way.

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