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How is the guest OS seeing the peripherals? Most likely, it is because VirtualBox is presenting them as virtual interface cards or USB. The only translation that VirtualBox is doing is to make those interfaces available, so the guest (Linux, Windows, etc.) still need to have drivers to know how to use the device in question. Printers are no different ...


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The short answer here is "yes" If it's a network printer, you should be able to access it over the network as if you were on a physical host.


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This is an old question, but I just face the same problem without finding any quick solution. CUPS documentation indicates that the use of ServerName "does not work on OS X 10.7 or later because sandboxed applications do not always have direct network access." :'( One possible workaround is to use the terminal and send the jobs to the server using the lp/...


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El Capitan has problems supporting scanners. After talking to Apple tecs, and Epson techs and getting the run around, my easy fix was to pay for and down load VueScan and my scanner works again.


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The problem, embarrassingly enough, turned out to be an uppercase letter in the lpadmin command I was using.


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Thank you for that tip about the Option key. I spent some time solving this earlier today and here's another way: in a web browser, enter http://localhost:631/printers in the address box and press Return. After the list of printers is returned, click on the printer in question. It took me quite a bit of poking around to find the setting for single-sided/...


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I would suspect a permissions issue. I would disable and enable the printer with cuspdisable and cupsenable to see what it returns and what happens then.



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