Hi all!

I have a Lexmark 3-in1 printer (x3350) that so far is not playing nice with linux or my wife's macbook.

I would like to, if possible, use an xp professional guest vm to access the usb printer, then share it using samba to our lappies.

I installed qemulator/qemu from synaptic and checked the usb checkbox on the hardware tab, but xp doesn't get my flash drive or the printer.

I have used vmware before but it seemed a little intrusive/hard to pare out compared to, say, qemu.

Given the above, can anyone reccomend a good strategy here?

(Also supposedly I need to include an arg in the qemu command to add a usb device with its bus address.

dmesg gives me:
[33421.139476] hiddev96: USB HID v1.00 Device [Lexmark 3300 Series] on usb-0000:00:1f.2-2

but I'm not sure exactly which part I need to pass to qemu.)