Printer Problem

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Jan 26 11:57:01 UTC 2017

Peter wrote:
> The output from lsusb on both laptops , with and without the Virtual
> machine open
> On x61s with scanner and printer connected and on. Both devices are
> avaible in Ubuntu  and in my Oracle Virtualbox 5.0.24
> Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04f9:003f Brother Industries, Ltd
> On T400 with scanner and printer connected and Oracle Virtual box
> closed 

> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f9:003f Brother Industries, Ltd

> Obviously the devices are recognised at the USB port level but on the
> T400 cups does not see the printer. Xsane finds the scanner whether
> the virtual box is open or closed. The virtual box sees both the
> printer and the scanner.
>   I have removed and reinstalled the cups program but ubuntu still
> cannot configure the usb printer or the network printer, whereas the
> Virtual box can see and use both.

Thanks for the update. I agree that the printer seems to be visible on 
both machines. When you reinstalled cups, was it only the package "cups" 
or did you reinstall the other packages with cups in their name as well? 
If it was only the package cups, the I would suggest to also reinstall 
the other packages. Other than that, I have no further idea.


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