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tksu22
July 7th, 2009, 08:15 PM
Hello. I've recently installed the Ubuntu 9.04 Server Edition on an older desktop and for file sharing it runs awesome. I'm using it as a LAMP server and Samba is up and running.
However, I would also like to make it a print server and I am having a ton of trouble with it. So far I have CUPS running and it can print a test page to the HP PSC 1610 printer connected to it through USB. I can do this from the CUPS interface on my Vista machine with servername:631. But I can't get anything from a Windows computer to print to it. I can see the printer on my Windows machine but then when I open the printer, it says Access Denied, Unable to connect. I've tried a bunch of stuff to no prevail for the last week or so. Any help?

shatterblast
July 7th, 2009, 10:26 PM
In a Microsoft environment, a user needs at least Power User access to print from non-M$ systems.

tksu22
July 8th, 2009, 03:18 AM
I am an administrator on my Vista machine.

tksu22
July 8th, 2009, 03:51 AM
Also, a lot of forums require that cupsys be restarted by using:
sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

but I don't have cupsys in my init.d folder. The closest is /etc/init.d/cups
Is this the same thing?

tksu22
July 8th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Also, I am not very sure about the path that the hp psc printer should go to under SAMBA. Is /var/spool/samba correct? Even if I am using CUPS as well? because I see a folder called /var/spool/cups also.

shatterblast
July 8th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Also, a lot of forums require that cupsys be restarted by using:
sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

but I don't have cupsys in my init.d folder. The closest is /etc/init.d/cups
Is this the same thing?

Yes, I believe it is. I think the name change is fairly recent.

Also, this may help you:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba#Sharing%20CUPS%20Printers

The Power User item works for XP, but I think an extra item exists in Vista that I'm unaware of.

tksu22
July 9th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Is nobody.nobody now nobody.nogroup? Is that the same thing. Because I saw that I needed to change the permissions of /var/spool/samba to the user nobody.

shatterblast
July 10th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Is nobody.nobody now nobody.nogroup? Is that the same thing. Because I saw that I needed to change the permissions of /var/spool/samba to the user nobody.

No, they are not the same. Those two are Linux classifications for security permissions. I suggest updating your software since you're asking that question.