View Full Version : [ubuntu] Printing from XP inside VirtualBox

February 22nd, 2009, 03:31 AM
I've successfully installed XP SP3 in VirtualBox. I need to be able to print from XP. I've installed my printer as default by doing:

I selected HP then HP Deskjet, and the printer is showing up as installed and default printer, but won't print anything. What am I missing, or what am I doing wrong?

February 22nd, 2009, 03:33 AM

February 22nd, 2009, 03:36 AM
How is the printer connected to the system?

I have a similar setup. I have a Hp C6180 Photosmart connected to my router. I installed a printer (add Printer) to a Standard TCP/IP port at the specific IP address of the printer ( Works like a charm. That is until the router randomly assigns a new IP address for the printer.

February 22nd, 2009, 05:22 AM

What do you mean "Authentication"?

February 22nd, 2009, 05:30 AM
Check out these files, and see if you have any errors or messages that look related:

If you're not sure, post them here.

February 22nd, 2009, 08:46 AM
In browsing the Internet, I'm seeing some people recommending printing from VirtualBox using Samba. How do you do this, and is this the route I should be taking?

February 23rd, 2009, 06:05 AM
I wouldn't do it that way. If regular cups printing isn't working, there's no reason to think samba will. Samba just adds an extra layer of complexity and permissions issues.

Anything in those log files?

February 25th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Just in case anyone else is trying to figure this out, I wanted to let everyone know what the solution I found is. Maybe it'll work for you too. All I had to do was download the driver for my printer from the manufacturer's website, and it basically set itself up. Now the printer is all set up, and I can print from inside my VirtualBox Windows XP.