Printing from VM

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Fri Jun 12 17:53:57 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 2:14 AM, Alan Duval<amoht at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:29 PM, Alan Duval<amoht at> 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.

>> What do I have to do to get my printer to be shared on the host machine?
> Assuming that the host is Ubuntu and you are in Gnome:
> System->Admin->Printing.  Click on the printer, then check the menu
> item Printer->Shared.
> Chris
> I followed the above advice and found that Shared is checked already so
> seems to be a problem in VM.

Just out of curiosity, what does 'smbclient -L localhost' return on
the host?  (just hit 'enter' when prompted for a password).


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