VirtualBox

Ticket #8288 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Guests on RHEL/ScientificLinux 6 host, both 3.2.12 and 4.0.2 can see but cannot access usb printers.

Reported by: woboyle Owned by:
Priority: major Component: USB
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.12 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux

Description

Running either VBox 3.2.12 or 4.0.2 w/ expansion pack on 64-bit RHEL/Scientific Linux 6, no guests can access any usb printer. A USB scanner can be activated and accessed without problems. I suspect this is because the host is using that printer as a system printer, though configured the same (AFAIK) with RHEL/CentOS 5 the problem doesn't exist. FWIW, I have two USB connections to the printer, and only one of them should be utilized by the host OS. VBox recognizes both connections, but won't let me access either of them. Any suggestions how to get access to at least one of the connections would be helpful.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by michael

Is your user a member of the "vboxusers" group?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

No response, closing.

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