While scouring through the various posts the topic of usb support, it appears to be kicked from post to pillar with varying degrees of success reported by users.
I use VBox OSE and I like to stick with it as it is updated automatically by way of the repository. However usb support seems to be missing unless I am wrong. This is unfortunate in my case, since printer installation requires the presence of a usb port. Granted, there are workarounds by moving files to the host O/S but it is not an elegant solution.
Now my question: Is there perhaps a solution to to get VBox OSE to recognize usb ports?

Thank you for taking time to reply.