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Cannot Print from MX Linux as Guest OS on Virtualbox

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chiguy1256
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Cannot Print from MX Linux as Guest OS on Virtualbox

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Post by chiguy1256 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:05 pm

I have a Windows 10 host and have MX Linux installed as a guest OS Virtualbox and I am not able to print. Every time I try, it says that the printer is in use. Please advise. Thanks.

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Re: Cannot Print from MX Linux as Guest OS on Virtualbox

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Post by Stevo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:27 pm

Do you have it set up in Window like the second answer here?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... ndows-host

One workaround might be to print to a PDF file in Linux, then print the PDF in Windows.

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Re: Cannot Print from MX Linux as Guest OS on Virtualbox

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Post by chiguy1256 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:17 pm

I shared my Windows printer and then tried to add the printer in MX Linux and got the error below.

CUPS server error.
There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'client-error-not-possible'.

Please advise. Thanks.

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Re: Cannot Print from MX Linux as Guest OS on Virtualbox

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Post by chiguy1256 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:33 pm

I was able to get HPLIP installed and found my printer and all is well now. Thanks.

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