kassube at gmx.net
Wed Jan 25 20:58:51 UTC 2017
> On 25/01/17 20:07, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > I'm not sure if there is another program apart from CUPS. But maybe
> > the automatic printer detection fails for some reason, so you could
> > try to start the CUPS user interface at
> > <http://localhost:631/admin>. There you could install a new
> > printer and you should be able to find your network printer
> > (samsung CLP-320N). It will ask for username and password - use the
> > credentials which you use to login to the machine.
> > See also <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Printers> and
> > <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PrintingCupsWebInterface>.
> I am running ubuntu 16.04 on all my laptops. So far as I know the
> installations should be identical as I started them all fro the DVD.
> They all have the same software installed - libre office , virtual
> machine running Windows XP, firefox, thunderbird etc.
Thanks for the info. As the machines all have the same Ubuntu version
installed, it should really be a question of installed packages or a
Can you please try to install the networked printer via the CUPS
interface and report back about what happens.
Now there are two things I didn't notice earlier. In a previous mail you
> The situation with usb is complicated. All other programs apart from
> cups can see devices on USB ports, including scanners and
> multifunction HDD unit, external usb disk drives.Virtual machine can
> also see all usb devices including printers scanners and hubs.
Do you mean, Windows XP in the virtual machine can see the USB devices
while the Linux host can also see them? For some reason I thought you
were using virtualbox as virtualization software, but maybe that was
wrong. If you would use virtualbox, the VM would only see the USB
devices which are assigned to the VM by user selection and then the host
can't see them while the VM is running. However you asked where you
could remove a USB assignment, and therefore I think you might not be
using Virtualbox but something else instead. Can you please tell us
which virtualization software you use.
And the second question is about the lsusb command we discussed
previously: When you entered the command on the machine which can't see
the printer, did you see a line which showed the printer ID? I think
there should be the manufacturer name (Brother) and probably also the
printer name mentioned.
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