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Print Queues and KVM/virt-manager virtual Windows machines




I have printers attached via USB to my Debian/Stretch server and also one that also has an ethernet connection. The problem I'm having is that the virtual machines seem to grab exclusive access to the printers, so I can print from my Linux (Debian/Buster) workstation.

The printers show in the CUPS web interface and also in the print dialogues but CUPS reports the printers aren't communicating when I try to print to them.

I can print to the one that has a network connector, but only through that port.

Is there any way to be able to share a USB printer with a virtual machine?