|Lee Marzke on 15 Jan 2011 10:46:38 -0800|
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|Re: [PLUG] Virtual Box will not recognize my USB printer (|
Sharing USB ports is problematic for printers. I don't recommend
printing to USB from a|
guest if the host also need to print via USB.
The easiest way to support printers is to buy them with Ethernet ports. Always insist
that any newly purchased printer have Ethernet support built-in.
You can also use the inexpensive USB printservers that convert USB to Ethernet right
at the printer. This now means your printer can be plugged into any Ehternet
port rather than tethered to your computer on a short cable.
Otherwise most distros support CUPS . So just enable printing to
the host's CUPS server ( port 631 ) from the guest., and then the host will
use USB to the printer.
Running non-root in Linux is fairly safe, but many of the GUI environments (KDE/Gnome) have
exploitable issues for non-root users:
So, to some extent, part of the security of Linux desktops right now is that exploits are
not that common in the wild. However instead of ignoring these issues like a commercial company
might do, it's nice to see that the above issues are starting to be addressed by KDE and Gnome.
On 01/15/2011 01:08 PM, Steve Slaughter wrote:
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