[ubuntu-za] Printer problems

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Fri May 11 18:50:23 UTC 2012


The printer is connected to the router and from there to the two 
computers via ethernet, however, it does not need to be connected to the 
other machine so if it will help I can remove that cable.



On 11/05/2012 18:23, Lee Sharp wrote:
> On 05/11/2012 10:59 AM, Jan Greeff wrote:
>> Hi Lee, network connection is via Ethernet. So I gather the "parallel"
>> URI is wrong, it was changed by the system, was previously
>> smb://localhost/HP-Officejet-6300 when it worked, but even after the
>> problems this was still the URI for a while. Don't know why it 
>> changed...
>
> This goes back to an earlier message.  An smb: link is Samba.  You are 
> printing to a Windows print queue, and so you also need to make sure 
> samba is installed and functioning.
>
> Also, that link you enclosed was an example, I hope...  
> SMB://localhost is connecting back to you Linux box with Samba...  
> That could mean you had a Windows print queue on your box, and it 
> pointed to something else.
>
> Where is the printer?  Is it connected directly to the network, or is 
> it connected to a computer on the network?
>
>             Lee
>
>



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