View Full Version : [ubuntu] 9.10 Windows resident Printer not detected

November 1st, 2009, 03:45 PM
9.04 had no problem seeing and adding, as a network printer, an HP printer on my Windows-XP box. When I upgraded to 9.10, while I have no problem connecting to the Windows shares, the printer cannot be seen and thus I cannot add it as a network printer.

As can be seen in the screenshot below, the printer on the Windows Box names SQUIRREL didn't show the printer under it.


November 2nd, 2009, 02:19 PM
Here the same problem.

A win XP shares a Brother hl-2035 and shares also a PDFCreater (eDoc Printer).

Via the "Windows Printer via SAMBA" i can see the pdfcreator, but not the Brother-printer.

November 2nd, 2009, 02:31 PM
The solution:
In Windows i have changed the "Share-name" of the printer to a name without spaces.

Then it shows up in the list of printers via Samba

November 3rd, 2009, 12:31 AM
Thanks, but the "Share-name" of the printer on my Windows XP box already is a name without spaces. In addition to this 9.10 box I also have another machine running 9.04 and it has no problem seeing the Windows printer with the Add Printer dialog. Something changed for the worse from 9.04 to 9.10.

November 3rd, 2009, 02:46 AM
Others have filed a bug on this - see bug # 454734