[xubuntu-users] Sharing a printer

Neil Winchurst neilwin at drofle.co.uk
Sat Aug 10 07:37:26 UTC 2013


On 09/08/13 17:30, Bill wrote:
> On 08/09/2013 12:06 PM, Neil Winchurst wrote:
>> I used to be able to share my printer in the past, but my current setup
>> has me baffled.
>>
>> I have a desktop running Xubuntu 12.04. My HP printer is attached via a
>> USB cable. I also have a laptop running Xubuntu 13.04. I have been going
>> mad trying to get the laptop to find/work with the printer.
>>
>> No matter what I try the printer is not found by the laptop. The printer
>> works fine from the desk top computer. What I do at the moment is send
>> myself an email from the laptop with the document as an attachment. Then
>> I can open and print the attached document from the desk top computer.
>> There must be an easier way??
>>
>> Any help to point me in the right direction gratefully received. I do
>> have sharing enabled on both.
>>
>> Neil
>
> I'm running 12.04 on both Dell desktop and laptop; HP Deskjet F300
> all-in-one connected to the desktop via usb cable. I had a bit of
> trouble getting the laptop to find the printer initially. Of course,
> make sure both the desktop and printer are booted/on, then through
> either the System > Printing dialog, or localhost:631 (cups) interface,
> the following is what I finally found would work:
>
> ipp://192.168.2.2:631/printers/Deskjet-F300-series
>
> HTH.
>
Thanks, I will give that a try. With my previous printer which was 
attached via a parallel connection, the printer was just found by the 
laptop.

Neil




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