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Re: [Xen-users] Passing a USB printer to a Linux DomU

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Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Passing a USB printer to a Linux DomU
From: Thomas Jensen <tom.jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 13:56:55 -0600
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I guess the solution I was hoping for from the list would be to confirm that Xen is handling the passthrough of the USB correctly. I am not an expert by any means, but since the devices are created in /dev and the printer shows up in lsusb and lpinfo, it appears that I should begin troubleshooting elsewhere.

Would you agree that USB is being passed correctly?

As part of this test rig, I have eBox installed which is managing the sharing of the printer. I am pretty sure it uses CUPS, so I could begin troubleshooting the issue there and report back.

Quoting Matt Richardson <shortpath@xxxxxxxxx>:

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Thomas Jensen
<tom.jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I did not manually create any of these entries in the /dev directory.  I
presume they are all created as a result of the pci passthrough.
 Furthermore, my printer is displayed in the output of lpinfo -v:

network socket
network beh
direct usb://hp/deskjet%205100?serial=MY3AN4J3337A
direct hp:/usb/deskjet_5100?serial=MY3AN4J3337A
direct hpfax
network http
network ipp
network lpd
direct scsi

Any other suggestions?  It appears that it is very close to working as

That looks like a CUPS problem, like the queue is enabled but not
accepting or something to that effect.  Are you using the usb or hp
socket to connect to the printer?

Also, my apologies if this is straying off topic.  I'm happy to take
it off list.


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