problem printing

norman norman at
Wed Nov 7 13:56:03 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-06 at 17:55 +0000, norman wrote:
> I have 2 computers connected to a printer, one directly and the other, a
> windows machine, by wireless. Until recently I had no problems now, I
> cannot print from the windows machine. I recently changed to Ubuntu 7.10
> and I think there was an upgrade to Cups this morning.
> When I had a similar problem long, long ago I solved the issue by making
> a change to ports.conf. I tried to do the same thing today and could not
> find ports.conf. Could some kind person help me to put things right.

The problem was solved by System -> Administration -> Printing -> Server
settings and ticking the box 'Share published printers connected to this

This was new to me.


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