Problem with adding samba printer in Herd 5
Jelle de Jong
jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Sun Mar 4 08:40:13 UTC 2007
> Due to some crash of my laptop I decide to ditch Dapper and switch to
> Feisty. This is the first time I decided to install Xubuntu. Before I
> usually used Ubuntu with XFCE.
> The installation was fine but I ran into trouble trying to add Windows
> samba printer. I used Settings/Printing. The programme properly
> identified my shared printer by clicking on it did not add the printer's
> address in the upper window (smb:// ...).
> I tried to do it manually by enabling localhost:631 and using cups
> interface, but still I cannot do it. I think I have the address wrong
> for some reason. I tried to run smbtree:
>> ~$ smbtree
>> \\NECAPTOP necaptop server (Samba, Ubuntu)
>> \\NECAPTOP\IPC$ IPC Service (necaptop server (Samba, Ubuntu))
>> \\NECAPTOP\print$ Printer Drivers
>> \\AC-PC Al's Uber PC
>> \\AC-PC\L$ Default share
>> \\AC-PC\C$ Default share
>> \\AC-PC\H$ Default share
>> \\AC-PC\ADMIN$ Remote Admin
>> \\AC-PC\dx3800 EPSON Stylus DX3800 Series
>> \\AC-PC\print$ Printer Drivers
>> \\AC-PC\D$ Default share
>> \\AC-PC\IPC$ Remote IPC
> So I put smb://WORKGROUP/AK-PC/dx3800, but CUPS shows
>> "Unable to connect to CIFS host, will retry in 60 seconds..."
Maybe the problem is somewhere else i don't know. But can you mount a
smb share and use it normally. So we can be sure it is a printer issue?
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