[SOLVED] [SOLVED]--Printer will not print, Ubuntu 12.0.4, cups 1.5.3
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Thank you for replying. All excellent questions. Yes, Guest addition is installed and the printer shows up in Devices-->USB devices. Yes, there is a check mark. Now you know why I am so frustrated. As far as I can tell, I have the correct settings in VirtualBox, and yet Ubuntu does not recognize the printer. I was wondering if there is some setting in Ubuntu that needs to be fixed to recognize a usb printer. When I add the printer there is no 'usb' choice for local printers only hp.
Thanks again. If you have further ideas, I'm open to hearing them.
64 bit system. model is Brother MFC J6710DW and I used the drivers from the Brothers linux site per their instructions
Printer is not working on host system at the moment because of a cups issue. It did before cups became inoperable. If I boot into an alternate OS (I have Mandriva 2010_2 on another partition and can boot into it via grub) then the printer works fine. I was hoping to be able to use the printer directly from the usb port on the guest Ubuntu VM.
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1, 14.2
I don't think it can work on the guest, until it works on the host system. As I understand it, the guest builds the print file, and passes it to the host for the printing. So if the host can not print....
On the guest, since it is 64 bit, did you follow these instructions :
Pre-required Procedure (5)
Debian 64 bit version, Ubuntu 64 bit version
ia32-libs or lib32stdc++ is required to be installed.
Basically, this is a 32 bit driver, that needs compatibility libs to work.
Thank you for your suggestions. Checked and the library was not installed to I did that. Then I edited the /lib/udev/rules.d files as suggested in this post
Then went back into CUPS and modified the printer URI. This time CUPS offered the Brother printer as a choice so I chose it and not the /dev/usp/lp0 which was there. Once I did all that the printer is working from the Ubuntu VM.