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    Post Cannot connect a local printer to VBox

    I installed recently opensuse 11.3 and then Virtualbox from Sun Webpage.
    I have a local printer connected to one of the usb ports. With 11.2, VBox saw perfectly that printer and I could connect normally to it. Now, VBox sees the printer: if I click on the usb icon in the status bar it appears, but dimmed, and I cannot connect to it.
    I tried to disconnect and reconnect the printer physically, but nothing changed.
    I don't know what to do. Can anybody help me?

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    Default Re: Cannot connect a local printer to VBox

    Has nobody had the same problem?
    Any idea would be welcome.

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    Default Re: Cannot connect a local printer to VBox

    Finally I resolved it.
    It was just that the device (in this case /dev/bus/usb/004/003) belonged to a group diferent from vboxusers
    Code:
    chgrp vboxusers /dev/bus/usb/004/003/
    and that's it!

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    Default Re: Cannot connect a local printer to VBox

    I have the same problem.
    I have 3 printers and 2 are faded out cannot access them.
    I move my Virtual machine to a new system.
    i tried "chgrp vboxusers /dev/bus/usb/004/003/" and 001 002
    Still doesn't work
    Suse 11.3
    VBox 3.2.12
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Cannot connect a local printer to VBox

    Quote Originally Posted by sczlittle View Post
    I have the same problem.
    I have 3 printers and 2 are faded out cannot access them.
    I move my Virtual machine to a new system.
    i tried "chgrp vboxusers /dev/bus/usb/004/003/" and 001 002
    Still doesn't work
    Suse 11.3
    VBox 3.2.12
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Sorry for the delay. I couldn't visit the forum in the last week.
    See this thread. You have there how I resolved my problem.
    Please, tell us if that worked for you too.

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    Default Re: Cannot connect a local printer to VBox

    I found the fix.
    Added lp to the user.
    Odd, that I could use one printer not the other two.

    Happy Holidays

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    Default Re: Cannot connect a local printer to VBox

    Quote Originally Posted by sczlittle View Post
    I found the fix.
    Added lp to the user.
    Odd, that I could use one printer not the other two.

    Happy Holidays
    Glad to know.
    Happy Christmas to you too.

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