Samba printer sharing; making the printer visible toWindows...
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Thu Nov 3 01:35:48 UTC 2005
Neil Woolford Wrote:
> My Ubuntu box has the normal CUPS printing system, with the addition of
> gimp-print drivers for my Epson Stylus CX3200. The printer is
> installed as
> local printer on the USB port. This works well when printing locally,
> I would like to be able to share the printer with my laptop, running
> Windows 98. (When I'm at work I use the shared printer on my Windows
> workstation over the network from the laptop.)
> I've set up physical networking and Samba. I can browse the whole of
> laptop from Ubuntu, and the laptop can see and read files in my one
> which is my home folder under Ubuntu. As far as I know, this means
> that my
> password and user identity under windows are recognised as valid by
> for that share access. (I set them up to match between systems, and
> the smbpasswd thing as well.)
> The problem is that the printer on the Ubuntu box is not visible to
> 98; in contrast, the printer on the Windows 2000 workstation appears
> the shared folders when I open the Network Places window and the
> appropriate computer within it.
> I assume that the correct behaviour for a shared printer would be to
> 'announce' itself as a share, in much the same way as shared folders
> do. This just isn't happening from Ubuntu.
> Am I right to expect this? Or do I have to invoke the printer in some
> The smb.conf file is the Ubuntu default as installed and seems to
> the references to cups that I'd expect to be there to set things up
> I can find a lot of detailed Samba howtos, but the example
> all look to be equivalent to what I already have. One of the howtos
> shows a Windows network places window with the shared printer icon
> alongside the shared folders, the result that I want...
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I would like to do the very same thing... did you ever figure out how?
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