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    Printing to Vista Printer - nothing appears at the printer

    When I had 32 bit Kubuntu 11.10, I could share the Canon printer on my wife's Vista machine. A couple of days ago, I changed to 64 bit Kubuntu, and I needed to re-install the printer.

    I used the "New Printer" option in System settings, and set it as

    * Windows printer Via Samba
    * smb://tosh/canon270 (same settings as for 32 bit)
    * driver is "Cups + Gutenprint (simplified)

    The only difference is that I used my own ppd driver before, and this time I'm using the Cups driver

    The problem now is when I print something, nothing appears at the printer, even though Cups says the job was completed.

    Can anybody help?

    Thanks

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    Re: SOLVED Printing to Vista Printer - nothing appears at the printer

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchian View Post
    When I had 32 bit Kubuntu 11.10, I could share the Canon printer on my wife's Vista machine. A couple of days ago, I changed to 64 bit Kubuntu, and I needed to re-install the printer.

    I used the "New Printer" option in System settings, and set it as

    * Windows printer Via Samba
    * smb://tosh/canon270 (same settings as for 32 bit)
    * driver is "Cups + Gutenprint (simplified)

    The only difference is that I used my own ppd driver before, and this time I'm using the Cups driver

    The problem now is when I print something, nothing appears at the printer, even though Cups says the job was completed.

    Can anybody help?

    Thanks
    After much trial and error, it's now working. A simple solution - all it needed was authentication (my Vista ID and password). (I don't remember having to provide those before, but maybe I did - my memory isn't as good as it was....)

    The next battle is to try and get the Canon drivers to work, so I can replace the CUPS drivers. A (new to me) process called "force-architecture" apparently.

    Cheers

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