Linux printer share quit working
haniganwork at earthlik.net
Mon Nov 26 05:15:19 UTC 2007
Did you get your printer working? I had a similar problem with a samba
printer a little over a month ago. I could see the printer from the
windows XP box but it refused to print. I tried fixing it from the Linux
side but it did not work. Then I tried fixing it from the windows side.
First I tried reinstalling the smb printer it did not work. Then I set
it up as a cups printer instead of as a samba printer in windows. Here
is what I did that worked
Windows Client setup
* Click Start/Settings/Printers and Faxes.
* Click "Add a Printer".
* Click Next.
* Select "Add a network printer ..." and click the Next button.
* Select "Connect to a printer on the Internet..." and type in the
URL for the print queue. It will look like
http://server_IP:631/printers/PrinterName (the PrinterName is
the same from the localhost:631 entry of your printer). Then
click the Next button.
* In the next windows select your printer model. have driver
choose the one on CD English/Drivers/WindowsXP/1320.PS and
* Click Finsh
I wondered if a Windows update broke the setup as I had not made any
changes recently to the Linux box. Anyway hope this helps if you haven't
solved your problem yourself by now.
On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 08:44 -0500, Alex Janssen wrote:
> One more note on this ...
> If I connect this printer to a Windows XP box, I can print to it using
> the same commands on the SCO box, just by changing the server name in
> the device line.
> I'm going to look in the cups error_log more extensively soon as I get
> to work today. If I find something, I'll post it in case it helps
> someone else.
> Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected become the expected? - Meso Happy (181)
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