Jaunty: How to install a USB printer?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu May 14 15:38:41 UTC 2009

On Thursday 14 May 2009, marc wrote:
>Ric Moore said:
>> On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 14:37 +0300, Willy Hamra wrote:
>>> 2009/5/9 Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com>:
>>> > On Fri, 2009-05-08 at 08:15 +0000, marc wrote:
>>> >> Ric Moore said:
>>> >> > But this may shed some light... When I worked at RedHat, I could
>>> >> > never get my Ex's printer to work. Darn embarrassing to be on the
>>> >> > Help Desk fixing everyone elses printers. We had one whizbang that
>>> >> > fired up emacs, had ten terminals with code pouring down the
>>> >> > screens like the matrix. Impressed me! Then he started narrowing
>>> >> > down the problem to samba not being configured correctly. I'm
>>> >> > going she doesn't NEED Samba and I ripped it out. The printer
>>> >> > worked right off. Samba was trying to network a printer that
>>> >> > hadn't been configured correctly for the system. The cart before
>>> >> > the horse, so to speak. You can rip out Samba, after saving config
>>> >> > files if you need it or rip it out for good if you don't need it.
>>> >> > One less thing in the way.
>>> >>
>>> >> I'll give that a spin. Thanks.
>>> >
>>> > Let us know how it works. I later re-installed Samba on her machine
>>> > and it picked up on the local printer it found and configured it for
>>> > use easily. I guess it needs to be configured locally before the
>>> > install of samba. It would be interesting if this was indeed the
>>> > case. Good Luck! Ric
>>> my samsung ML-1610 works out of the box in jaunty, it got recognized
>>> right away and auto-configured while installing jaunty alpha-3 or 4,
>>> cant remember from an alternate CD. and in all previous versions, using
>>> http://localhost:631 always opens up a CUSP page, and the printer can
>>> always be found by the detect new printer functionality, which
>>> configures the printer way easier than add a new printer. and yes, my
>>> printer is USB as well.
>>> can you make sure the printer is detected by the system? i'm no lspci
>>> or lsusb or whatever expert, but kinfocenter/USB should point you in
>>> the right direction if the printer is seen or not.
>> Samba will steal it and put permissions to it. I know that one from hard
>> experience as I noted. I'd really like to know how this turns out. :)
>Do you know how to get samba to "unsteal" it, without removing samba?
See my other post Marc.  Basically, excise the printers section of your 
smb.conf.  Then add a 'client.conf' to /etc/cups.

Cheers, Gene
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