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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    I kind of have the same problem. I'm a newbie on linux (not on computers in general), and just installed Hardy Heron on my workstation.

    Shared printer on XP-box on LAN.
    I have Samba up and running ok i think. Can connect to the network, see other Windows comps and access their shared folders no problem.
    Trying to add printer from the System-> Administration -> Printing menu, select New Printer -> Windows printer via SAMBA, browse, it finds the XP-box, and it finds the printer too, no problem.
    Except it does_not_print..! Printer is a Canon multifunction MF5700 series, which is supposedly unsupported under Linux. Have tried the first 10 other drivers, but absolutely nothing happens. The printer is shared ok (others can access it from win-boxes), no firewall blocking, Bidirectional Talk turned off. Using IP-address instead of //Domain/Computername/ doesn't help.

    Any ideas??

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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    OK..I can now print a test page. But no other application can I print from!
    Now this is freaky-deaky....What should I do?

    While doing stuff today, I went back and tried to print something from Gedit. In the print dialog box this was listed under status:
    /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb failed

    Another clue on what may fix the problem?
    Last edited by lsutiger; May 22nd, 2008 at 10:32 PM.
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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by lsutiger View Post
    Thanx, but IP doesn't work either. Attached is the screenshot of the printer config. The name of the printer is exactly as it is on that computer.
    can you try with "smb://" instead of "smb:///"

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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    Since we are in a domain, I tried smb://<domain>/i.p.a.dress/<name of printer>

    Works like a charm. Thanx for all of your posts!

    Hey Mudre, any luck?
    Last edited by lsutiger; May 30th, 2008 at 03:33 AM.
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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    AARRGGHH!!!
    I was trying to ge the pdf file generator working (cups-pdf). I followed the advice from this thred. After that, I was no longer able to print to the windows shared printer. The previous post instructed to completely remove cups-pdf and ghostscript, the reinstall in the reverse order. I did notice that when I removed ghostscript, there were a lot more packages removed than what was reinstalled.

    Any clues?
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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    ??
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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    After a large update I did today, I am able to print a test page again, but can not print from any application....again!

    Any clues??
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    Re: Printing to Windows shared printer from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by cb951303 View Post
    BTW there has been some bug in accessing windows computers in 8.04
    unfortunately using winxp computer name to access shared folders and printers does not work. in printer configuration try something like this

    Code:
     smb://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/printer_name
    where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the local IP address of the windows machine, it worked for me
    That just worked for me in connecting Xubuntu 8.04 to a printer on a Vista machine. I did not have to add myself to sambausers.

    I prefer to set up printers with Firefox pointed to http://localhost:631/

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