[ubuntu-uk] printer problem

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Wed Nov 7 11:35:42 GMT 2007

Quoting norman <norman at littletank.org>:

> < snip >
>> >
>> Can your Windows machine still see the printer?
>> I mean, if you open up Windows Explorer and type in \\ubuntuboxhostname
>> (replacing ubuntuboxhostname for the name of your Ubuntu  machine) does
>> it list the printer amongst any folder shares?
>> I'm just wondering if for some reason the smb.conf file might have been
>> altered and your printer share removed?
> I will have a look at that. When this problem first arose, many moons
> ago, I was advised to add a line 'Listen *:631' to ports.conf /etc/cups
> and this sorted things out. However, this time I cannot find a file
> labelled ports.conf. I did find some files ending .conf and added the
> above line in the appropriate place there but this has not put things
> right. Your mention of smb.conf reminded me. Where or what is smb.conf
> please. Remember, I am not very clever with the computer.
> Norman

You should find smb.conf in /etc/samba

To edit it, open up a terminal and then enter the following on the  
command line:

sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

Hope this helps.


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