Printing and Networking in Virtualbox

Asked by Zach Grogg on 2012-02-23

I have been having problems with my VirtualBox systems for about two months now. I am running several Linux Mint 12 machines in Oracle VM VirtualBox v4.1.8 on a Ubuntu 10.04 host machine. I have the guest add-ons installed. I have a network setup with a shared printer and shared folders. My virtual machines can see my HP Laserjet 1012, they can communicate with it, send it test pages but anything else I send it gets stopped in the print queue. With the network, the VM machines can open the network, but when I open my host machine all I can see is the folder 'print$'.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Can the ubuntu system print ok?

Zach Grogg (yearomonkey) said : #2

Yes, just fine.

Is it a network printer or a USB printer or a parallel printer?

Zach Grogg (yearomonkey) said : #4

It is a USB printer connected to the host. All of the virtual machines have it connected as a USB device.

the you will need to the closed source virtualbox, not the OSE in the ubuntu repos.

Zach Grogg (yearomonkey) said : #6

It should be the closed source Virtualbox. I downloaded it from the website, not the Ubuntu download center. It works just fine with other USB devices. It has the shared folders tab in the settings and my WinXP virtual boxes worked fine with Samba.

I'd post on the virtualbox forum, its closer to your actual issue.

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