[xubuntu-users] Sharing a printer

Neil Winchurst neilwin at drofle.co.uk
Sat Aug 10 14:20:03 UTC 2013

On 10/08/13 14:59, Jack Fromm wrote:

> I thought I would try this out since I'm testing the Xubuntu Saucy alpha
> on a test desktop.  My main desktop is running 12.04 with a DeskJet 940
> connected via USB.  If I look in System -> Printing on my main desktop
> and right-click on the printer, I see that both 'Enabled' and 'Shared'
> are checked (which I think are the defaults).  Then I clicked on Server
> -> Settings and checked "Publish shared printers connected to this
> system".  On my Saucy machine, if I have the 'Printers - localhost'
> dialog open from Settings Manager, I see the DeskJet automatically show
> up as soon as I "OK" that 'Publish' setting on my 12.04 desktop.  As
> soon as I uncheck it and OK that, the printer automatically disappears
> from the Printers dialog on the Saucy machine. Re-check it shows back up
> again.  I was really surprised that I didn't have to do anything on the
> remote machine at all.  I don't know if I have any other settings on my
> main desktop that allow that to happen, but the Saucy image is a fresh
> install, so those are all the factory defaults.  I guess your mileage
> may vary.
> Jack
Thanks. I have checked and my settings are the same on my desk topI. 
When I go to my laptop and go Menu --> Settings Manager --> Printers it 
finds the printer, at least an icon appears showing the correct name. 
When I right click on the icon I see that Enabled is ticked but Shared 
is not ticked. So far I cannot work out how to change that.

I also get a message box telling me that the printer may not be 
connected. Very baffling.


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