VirtualBox USB Printer problems [SOLVED]

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kermit_t_frog
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VirtualBox USB Printer problems [SOLVED]

Post by kermit_t_frog » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:42 pm

Hi Guys

I'm running Virtualbox 5.1.22 and same version extension pack.
Host: Mint 18.1 MATE 64-bit
Guest: Mint 18.1 XFCE 64-bit (with Guest Additions 5.1.22 installed)

I'm trying to get my USB Brother MFC-7220 working in the Guest VM, using the same settings that work with the host (using Brother HL-2060 Foomatic/hl1250 driver in case someone has one of these). I can select the printer under the Devices menu okay, have setup a filter using the default settings. But when I tell it to print a test page it sits there and says "Processing - Waiting for printer to become available."

When I hover over the USB icon in the lower right corner it reports "Unknown device 04F9:0185 [0100]" - ie the Brother printer

File sharing works perfectly. I've also tried switching to USB 1.1 - with no success. What am I missing?

~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 009 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 008 Device 003: ID 046d:c05a Logitech, Inc. M90/M100 Optical Mouse
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:c312 Logitech, Inc. DeLuxe 250 Keyboard
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 011 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 010 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 043d:00c1 Lexmark International, Inc. 4300 series
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 04f9:0185 Brother Industries, Ltd MFC-7220 Printer
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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Re: VirtualBox USB Printer problems

Post by Cosmo. » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Remove the filter for now. The usb filters are not needed, they are for easier access, provided that they are correctly set up. If not they create easily confusion.

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Re: VirtualBox USB Printer problems

Post by kermit_t_frog » Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:30 am

Cosmo. wrote:Remove the filter for now. The usb filters are not needed, they are for easier access, provided that they are correctly set up. If not they create easily confusion.
Done. Still giving the same errors.

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Re: VirtualBox USB Printer problems [SOLVED]

Post by kermit_t_frog » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:06 am

Hi Cosmo / Guys

It works when I select the USB 3.0 controller under USB settings. Didn't even think of choosing this as its plugged into a USB 2.0 port. Its been bugging me for over a month!

Thanks again Cosmo :mrgreen:

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