vmware server+ubuntu+lpt printing client

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by conehead, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. conehead

    conehead New Member


    I still have one problem with vmware server installed on ubuntu 6.06.

    Everythings works fine now except printing to a laserjet that is directly connected to the vmware server box running ubuntu.

    My goal is to make printing work from a windows xp guest in vmware.

    Problem: when i add an lpt port the windows guest vmware server tells me it can't find the port an starts disconnected.

    I know ubuntu has discoverd my printing port because i can find a /dev/lp0

    The printer is a hp laserjet 5p ( ubuntu serverinstall ).

    Do i need to install cups ... or something else to make this work

    thanks in advance
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I don't think this is possible because your virtual machine doesn't know of your printr port. It'Sthe same with your USB ports, your speakers, etc. Not all your hardware is available in a VMware virtual machine.

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