Ubuntu 8.04 and Xen for Win XP guest?

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Thu May 29 22:38:02 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:
> On 05/29/2008 10:32 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
>>> I am using the package d/l off the Innotek website. Not the one OSE out
>>> of the repositories. I just d/l it again and had the Gdebi installer go
>>> through the process again. When I start the Vbox mamager the USB devices
>>> are "active", seen, named, mfg ID'd, serial number recognized, etc. Once
>>> I start the WinXP virtual I can't get access to them -- they are "greyed
>>> out". There's something else going on here that I haven't yet figured
>>> out. I'll come back it to it on Friday.
>> You do realize you can't access a USB device that's already in use by Linux,
>> right?  If you want to share them, you'll need to make them available via
>> Samba, and access them as network printers.  Only one computer can be
>> accessing a USB device at a time.
> I think Derek is correct in this regard. While I can easily get my USB
> printer working (Canon MP750) in VB/Win2KPro directly, I cannot seem to
> get it to release the USB even by unticking the Device|USB. All of my
> cupsys jobs are "Held" as long as VirtualBox is running. Even shutting
> down the virtual machine doesn't work, only closing done VB completely
> works. And, even then, I need to turn the printer on & off again to
> re-enstate the usb port so the cups print job can go through. I suppose
> there is an easy command line command to do this (restart the usb
> port)... just don't know what it is yet :-)

I'm going to move them onto another box on my LAN (the Systems Theory 
FTP server) and access them as network printers.
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