Jaunty: How to install a USB printer?

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Thu May 14 09:38:53 BST 2009

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?


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