Ticket #1365 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Can't print from host to local printers

Reported by: xwisdom Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I can't print from host to local printers when they are connected to VM. I think we should printers should still work from host even when they are connected to the VM.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

I assume that you are referring to USB printers. No, a USB device cannot be shared between host and guest -- it can either be attached to the host or to the guest. If you want to share the printer between host and guest make sure that your host drives the printer and setup your guest to use the printer service of the host. For instance, on Linux hosts setup Samba to make a CUPS printer available to a Windows guest.

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