network printing

Alex Janssen alex at
Tue Nov 13 02:37:32 UTC 2007

Tim M said the following on 11/11/2007 09:03 PM:
> On Nov 11, 2007 6:56 PM, Alex Janssen <alex at> wrote:
>> Tim M said the following on 11/11/2007 12:31 PM:
>>> I am trying to set up so that my laptop can print to my computer
>>> running XP. I find that much simpler that having to figure out how to
>>> set up Ubuntu to print because my printer is not connected to my
>>> Ubuntu server. Anyway the problem is I can set up the printer using
>>> SMB as in smb://workgroup/gateway/epsonStylusC Thjs setup page gives
>>> me the option of Print Test Page, Print Self-Test Page, Clean Print
>>> Heads . . . it will print a test page without a problem BUT Apply is
>>> grayed out so that I cannot apply the settings. Any ideas on how I can
>>> apply these settings so I can use the printer from my laptop?
>>> Thanks, Tim
>> Seems to me that Apply is greyed-out if you haven't changed anything or
>> you don't have permissions to change anything.
>> Just fishing here.
>> Alex
>> --
> Hi Alex,
> I would agree except when I select Change Device URI (hmm should that
> be URL?) I select SMB Printer . . . I can browse for it and Verify =
> Verified This printer is accessible.
> At that point I click apply but in the Printer Configuration -
> localhost the Apply button is still grayed out. I checked the
> permission (print sharing) on the XP box . . . its okay. Strange . . .
> Tim
I'm having good luck setting up a new printer shared on my WinXP box by 
specifying server/printer in the print configuration dialog.  Clicking 
the verify button yielded The Printer Share Is Accessible.  I tried 
specifying workgroup/server/printer as you did and it would not print or 
verify.  In both cases, though, the Apply button became active.  I did 
not run the printer config with sudo and there is no Administrator 
button.  I'm running Gutsy on a Dell Inspiron 1501 1GB 80GBHD.  I have 
Gutsy on a desktop with Samba running as the wins server.


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