Steve Slaughter on 13 Jan 2011 07:49:20 -0800

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[PLUG] Virtual Box will not recognize my USB printer.


I set up a virtual machine in Virtual Box to run a Windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu host.

My problem is that the guest (Windows 7) will not recognize usb devices.  I can print just fine on the host (Ubuntu).

I installed the VB extension pack which provides support for USB 2.0, and I enabled USB controller setting along with the USB 2. 0 setting.

I also added a new USB filter with all fields set to the values of the selected USB device attached to my host PC.

When I boot up the Windows 7 (guest), the little USB icon in the bottom-right-hand panel of the virtual machine window says 0 usb devices activated whenever I hover over that with the mouse.

When I check the Computer directory on the Windows 7 guest, no printer icon is shown.

I searched around the internet for a solution to this problem, but couldn't find any resolution.



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