[xubuntu-users] Sharing a printer

Jack Fromm jjfrv8 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 10 14:49:25 UTC 2013

On 08/10/2013 10:20 AM, Neil Winchurst wrote:
> 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 don't think it can be changed on the 'client' machine, only on the 
server/host. It behaves that way for me too.
> I also get a message box telling me that the printer may not be 
> connected. Very baffling.
Yes, that is.  It appears that something else is going wrong.

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