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Opened 17 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#990 reopened enhancement

[feature-request] parallel port

Reported by: Karol Sikora Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.5.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other

Description (last modified by anshul makkar)

Hi, I need to use parallel port in my virtual machine, but virtualbox doesn`t support it. It`s that possible in the future?

Thanks, Karol Sikora

Change History (21)

comment:1 by Frank Mehnert, 17 years ago

Work is going on but with low priority.

comment:2 by Karol Sikora, 17 years ago

Thanks for the answer. I`ll wait for this possibility... I know c++ slightly, but if I have received indicators, I would try to help.

(Sorry for my english if I have done mistakes, but I learn it for 3 months...)

comment:3 by dusty, 15 years ago

I too would very welcome parallel port support, caused by some dongles needed to run some applications.

comment:4 by Gaspar, 15 years ago

Please!.. i need parallel port support. I had to install qemu to work with the port, but this goes very slow

comment:5 by Gaspar, 15 years ago

Is valid this?

<LPT>

<Port slot="0" enabled="true" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="4"/> <Port slot="1" enabled="false" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="4"/>

</LPT>

My VM don't work.

comment:6 by oldtimer, 15 years ago

Hello !

Please count me in too. I would really appreciate to be able to use my old but still fully functionning Artec scanner on my Linux box. And it has only a parallel port.

Thanks !

comment:7 by Technologov, 15 years ago

Added myself as CC.

-Technologov

comment:8 by Technologov, 15 years ago

Found a duplicate of this wish: #2685

-Technologov

comment:9 by Andreas Fendt, 14 years ago

Hello,

I need also this feature pleas add it!

In Addition i found a duplicate of this wish: #5854

Thanks HyP3r

comment:10 by nekipelow, 14 years ago

Hello,

Please add access to HW ports with DLPortio or InpOut32/64

Thanks

comment:11 by ulises, 13 years ago

Hello,

I have dongles for software licensing, new PCs don't support older windows versions so I'm using virtual box to run those applications, I hope VBox support parallel port on a near future, thanks!

comment:12 by rnabioullin, 12 years ago

Hello, I also desire this feature (specifically for updating firmware on printers).

comment:13 by anshul makkar, 12 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

Parallel port support for Windows Host on VBox is in development stage. Trial build with parallel port support is available, if you want to try please let me know. Please note that the build available is a development one only, not related to 4.1.x version.

Last edited 12 years ago by anshul makkar (previous) (diff)

in reply to:  13 comment:14 by Pok, 12 years ago

Replying to anshul makkar:

Parallel port support for Windows Host on VBox is in development stage. Trial build with parallel port support is available, if you want to try please let me know. Please note that the build available is a development one only, not related to 4.1.x version.

Is the offer valid for Linux (host) too? (I know some there is some support for LPT in Linux already, but I need it for an Aladdin dongle and it does not work right now). Let me know if I can have a Linux test version... I'd be happy to test it.

in reply to:  13 comment:15 by WS, 12 years ago

Replying to anshul makkar:

Parallel port support for Windows Host on VBox is in development stage. Trial build with parallel port support is available, if you want to try please let me know. Please note that the build available is a development one only, not related to 4.1.x version.

Hi any chance you could send me a test build with parallel port support?

in reply to:  13 comment:16 by WS, 12 years ago

Replying to anshul makkar:

Parallel port support for Windows Host on VBox is in development stage. Trial build with parallel port support is available, if you want to try please let me know. Please note that the build available is a development one only, not related to 4.1.x version.

Hi any chance you could send me a test windows build with parallel port support?

comment:17 by anshul makkar, 12 years ago

Please try the test build: http://www.virtualbox.org/download/testcase/VirtualBox-4.1.51-79046-Win.exe

Please Note: This is a just a development build indicating work in progress.. It may be incompatible with previous versions.

in reply to:  17 comment:18 by Sergey, 12 years ago

Replying to anshul makkar:

Please try the test build: http://www.virtualbox.org/download/testcase/VirtualBox-4.1.51-79046-Win.exe

Hi! Link does not work. Could you give a new url of current development build (with parallel port support). Thank you

comment:19 by Frank Mehnert, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

These fixes are part of VBox 4.2.

comment:20 by BobBib, 12 years ago

Replying to frank:

These fixes are part of VBox 4.2.

As I've learned from the changelog, parallel port passthrough is enabled only for Windows hosts.

Should separate tickets be opened for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris VirtualBox versions?

Last edited 12 years ago by BobBib (previous) (diff)

comment:21 by BobBib, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

Well, there was no answer, so I'm reopening this ticket.


BTW, there's no much info about LPT ports in the docs.

8.8.1. General settings
The following general settings are available through VBoxManage modifyvm:
<...>
--lptmode<1-N> <Device> Specifies the Device Name of the parallel port that the Parallel Port feature will be using. Use this before --lpt. This feature is host operating system specific.
--lpt<1-N> <I/O base> <IRQ> Specifies the I/O address of the parallel port and the IRQ number that the Parallel Port feature will be using. Use this after --lptmod. I/O base address and IRQ are the values that guest sees i.e. the values avalable under guest Device Manager.

Last edited 11 years ago by BobBib (previous) (diff)
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