Printing from VM
amoht at westnet.com.au
Wed Jun 10 00:16:56 UTC 2009
Message: 3 Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 12:01:32 -0500 From: Chris Mohler
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alan duval<amoht at westnet.com.au> wrote:
> > I have installed Puppy Linux in a VM in VirtualBox and added my printer
> > but when I try to access the printer nothing happens. The same happens
> > with WIN XP installed in VirtualBox. How does one access the printer
> > from VirtualBox?
The printer needs to be shared on the host machine.
One quirk with my XP VM: I have to open an Explorer window (not
Internet Explorer - explorer.exe) in XP, and type \\mymachine in the
address bar. At that point I'm prompted for my user/passwd. From
then on, I can print (and any queued jobs will print). I've never
bothered to track down why XP in the VM forgets my credentials...
Not sure on Puppy though.
What do I do to make the printer to be shared on the host machine?
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