Newbie: Device not found

I have Ubuntu 20.04. I followed the instructions to build the source. I plugged in the SDR mini, but the utilities don’t find it.

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 203a:fffa Parallels Virtual Printer (Canon MG5500 series)
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 203a:fffa Parallels Virtual Printer (Brother MFC-9340CDW)
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0403:601f Future Technology Devices International, Ltd LimeSDR Mini
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 203a:fffa Parallels Virtual Printer (Print to PDF (Mac Desktop))
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 203a:fff9 Parallels USB Camera
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 203a:fffc Parallels Virtual Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

LimeQuickTest --find
->Start time: Sun Apr 25 18:38:16 2021
->LimeSuite version: 20.10.0-g1480bfea

Error: No Devices Connected
Failed to connect

Is this in a VM?

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Yes. It is a Parallels VM.

If you search for parallels on the internet in relation to other generic high throughput SDR hardware you mostly see messages like this “For external hardware support, I have had better luck with VMware than Parallels. I think the real solution is to use native Mac applications”.

Accessing high data rate USB hardware from within a Virtual Machine is basically going to cause you new and hitherto unknown problems that other will simply never experience. If you do want the headaches, maybe reach out to the Parallels vendor for support.

EDIT: Here is a post here from ~3 years ago about the woes of parallels.

That make sense. For now I am just trying to run the utilities and get started with Lime SDR.