Considering that I was the one who bitched the loudest, and the longest, concerning Workstation 11’s inability to mount USB devices, it is only appropriate I congratulate Patrick for fixing this very significant issue in (the recently released) Workstation 11 stable.
While Workstation 11 was still in testing, I had noted the inability to mount USB as one Whonix’s three most significant shortcomings in this post:
USB devices were not able to be mounted in Workstation 11 testing, whether running under VBox, or KVM.
However, if you are now running a completely updated Workstation 11, in fact, USB devices are recognized by the kernel, and can be mounted, as root. I have tested USB mounting for Workstation 11 running as a Guest under both VBox and KVM, and I know USB mounting is working correctly under either hypervisor.
I don’t know which Jessie package, or set of packages, or config tweaks, were added to allow USB recognition and mounting, but it is nice to know that Patrick is listening, and responding!
This USB mounting capability resolves the most important (by far) of my three noted Workstation shortcomings. The other two issues; dolphin’s display is an issue I can live with/work around, and providing an encrypted Workstation, by default, is an issue Patrick and I have already beaten to death! 8)
Great work done here Patrick!