Ubuntu :: Sharing A Windows Printer

Oct 8, 2010

after much flaunching around for several days, I was able to access a windows based printer on my network from this Ubuntu 10.4 laptop. What I first discovered was I had to install Samba and Cups (cups was already installed as it turned out). Having done that, I tried several iterations of discovering the HP printer attached to a Dell Latitude on my network. Nothing.Then I read something, somewhere about using the IP address of the Latitude instead of the network name (Latitude). So I peeked into the router to find the IP address assigned to Latitude and VOILA! I plugged that into the box for location,along with the name of the printer and it did the rest. Actually it found the right drivers and did the rest.

I see a problem with that protocol, however. If I reset the router, which I have to do once a week or so, I fear that the IP assigned to Latitude will change. As it is, it has 192.168.2.2 but if I reset and bring up my Asus first, I imagine Latitude will end up with ~.2.3, in which case I have no idea what will happen.

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Ubuntu :: Sharing A Printer With Windows 7?

Feb 3, 2011

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on my desktop PC. My wife's laptop is running Windows 7. I have our Canon MP490 printer attached to my PC and I'm trying to share it so she can print from her laptop.

The printer works fine and I can print from Ubuntu. I have a VirtualBox VM running Windows XP and it can access the shared printer and print with no problems.

I have these printing related lines in smb.conf:

Code:
[Global]
load printers = yes
printing = CUPS
printcap name = CUPS

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May 29, 2010

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I think it would be best to set this up perhaps using IPP rather than Samba, as I can't seem to get any of the Windows machines in the house to see my SUSE Box, shame really, seeing as it's superior ha ha

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Nov 3, 2009

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Nov 30, 2010

I'M Batty from Tanzania ,i have question on printer sharing between linux GNOME(FEDORA) and windows xp how is it possible?i had my HP printer connected on Linux and i need to make network sharing for the printer .please give me support.

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Jun 26, 2010

I installed it on a desktop today to try it out. So far I'm loving it and have gotten everything to work except for one thing:

There's a printer connected to it (HP PSC 1600), and I'd like the other computers on the network to be able to print to that computer. The other computers are running Windows 7, and one is running Snow Leopard.

When I plugged in the printer, Ubuntu recognized it almost immediately and installed it. Wonderful! I then went ahead and set it to be Shared, and hoped for the best. Neither the Windows machine or the OS X machine could find the printer...even after I pointed them directly at what I thought was the CUPS address (\mycomputername:631). To make matters even more confusing, I was able to set up shared folders and have the other computers be able to view them.

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Nov 23, 2009

I just upgrade to Fedora 11.

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The summary is as follow:

I have download a printer driver and had installed but got error when I tried to printer a test page.

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Jan 8, 2011

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Feb 9, 2011

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Oct 4, 2010

So I have a Ubuntu box with a printer trying to share it's printer with a Mac using cups over ipp. Has anynone else had trouble with this?At first the printer would be stuck in the busy state according to the Mac. Any attempt to change it's state would only work for a split second. Then I found on the ubuntu help site (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ne...tingWithUbuntu) a command the run on the Mac,
cupsctl BrowseRemoteProtocols=cups

This works temporarilyand allows printing, but then it fails again some time later, seems to last only to the next restart (which isnt a long time for a laptop).

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Jan 6, 2011

i have a printer which is shared across the network. All the computers have ubuntu installed. I want that some computers should not be allowed to use this printer.

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Jun 5, 2011

Printer sharing on my Win home network.

The problem is it won't. I have an Ubuntu (11.04) computer cabled to a Belkin wireless router. The Brother printer is usb connected to the Ubuntu box - there is no problem printing directly. However, I need to print from a separate wireless connected Win7 box to the printer on the Ubuntu box and this does not work.

The Win7 can see all other Win computers on the network, but not the Ubuntu. Answers at my level gratefully received (eg: it took me two weeks, many hours and 3 re-installs to get dvds to play on Ubuntu 10). Current printer sharing information on the internet is either hopelessly above my head or outdated.

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Feb 6, 2010

In my firewall I have these ports open:

21
143
110

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May 8, 2010

I have have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my desktop pc and set-up a shared folder and a shared printer from the Ubuntu desktop. My shared folder works completely fine and is easily accessible by my windows xp laptop. My printer sharing initially worked fine and I was able to connect and print from the windows xp laptop. Unfortunately, after a reboot of the ubuntu computer the printer is no longer found by the laptop (the shared folder, however, still works fine).

I can get the shared printer working again by using the following command to restart Samba: -
sudo service smbd restart

After restarting Samba, suddenly my laptop can see the printer again. I don't particularly want to have to restart Samba every time I boot up my computer. I understand I could probably make a script that would restart Samba automatically after booting or logging in, but I would rather fix the actual problem than use a workaround like that.

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Aug 14, 2010

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Aug 16, 2010

I have a parallel printer working on a desktop. I want to share it with my laptop, but I don't want to have to use samba. Both have ubuntu 10.04 installed.

I'm sure it can be done, but I'll be darned if I can find anything in the skimpy admin. tools.

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Jul 27, 2011

I have a Samsung CLX 3175 connected via CUPS to a Ubuntu box running 11.04. After installing the Samsung Unified Printer Driver as described in this post [URL] the printer works perfectly under Linux, I even got network scanning to work under Windows via TwainSane.

The big problem is network printing from Windows over Samba, though (although I thought that this should be easier to set up than scanning..). Even after hours of trying, I could not get it to print a single page spooled from my Windows computer.the print jobs do show up in CUPS as finished, but do not actually get processed. Could this be a rights-related thing? Depending of one setting in smb.conf (namely, "cups options = raw"), the printer even makes some noise and warms up when I spool a new job -- but it does not print.

My setup is the following:

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I just installed an HP Officejet 6200 on a Slackware 12.1 machine. It uses a USB interface. If I am on the machine, I can print to it with no problem. When I am on my Debian or Centos machines, I cannot. I have midified the cupsd.conf file to allow everyone to connect to it but so far have not had any success. Port 631 is open on all machines. I have explicitly added a hosts allow 192.168.0.0/24 line in several portions of the conf file with no luck. If I use the cups interface on any of the machines using localhost:631 as the address, I can not only see the printer I can print to it, but I noticed, I am actually attached to the Slackware machine where the printer is located. Can someone suggest a debugging method to help?

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I am having problems trying to share a printer on my desktop. The printer is an HP Laserjet 1020, and the desktop is running 64-bit Ubuntu Karmic. None of the other boxes on the network (wired/wireless, 32-bit/64-bit, Ubuntu Lucid/Win7/XP) can access the printer.

I have checked all of the appropriate boxes in printer properties and server settings. When I try to install the printer on the other systems, I am asked for a username and password on the desktop. I set up a user named "printer" and gave it a password, but when I try to use that username/password to install the printer on one of the other systems, I get an "access denied" error. All of the networked systems can see each other, and access shared files.

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Feb 24, 2011

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May 31, 2010

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Dec 17, 2010

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Jan 26, 2010

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Nov 9, 2010

I have a printer connected to one PC running slackware. The printer is set up to be shared through Samba and I can print to it from my Windows laptop.I would however like to use that printer from another Linux machine (running Ubuntu).Do I need to go through Samba to do this or is there a better way with it being linux-linux?Everything I've found on google relates to going from Linux to Windows unfortunately.

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Apr 28, 2011

I have:
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2.) Another desktop running Puppy Linux.
3.) A netbook running XP as a native install.

No. 1 and 2 are connected to a Level One router by ethernet cable. No. 3 is wireless. All 3 machines work fine independently, with no problems accessing the internet. Getting these machines to "see" each other seems to be harder than falling off a log! How to share files and the printer, especially on how to configure the router. The manual that came with it doesn't seem to explain how to do this. It assumes that all your devices are either wired or wireless, with no hints about how to network wired and wireless machines together.

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Jun 20, 2009

I have a Fedora 11 box with an HP Laserjet 1000 (connected by USB) a Windows XP machineBoth are on the same network. I am desperately trying to share the printer to the Windows XP box using IPP. The Windows XP machine recognizes the printer queue, configures correctly and then ... nothing. It simply does not print ! Printer sharing worked perfectly in Fedora 10, with CUPS 1.3, but something seems to have broken.I used the guide available at this adress and tried all mentionned possibilites

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MaxLogSize 0
LogLevel info

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Jan 9, 2009

I'm looking for a SIMPLE solution for printer sharing. I have an HP printer attached to my Linux host (prints fine from there). I want my XP box to be able to use this printer as well. I can ping my XP box from my Linux box (and vice versa), and the XP box has the HP print driver installed.When I go into my XP box and try to add a printer, I click "A network printer or a printer attached to another computer", then "Connetc to a printer on the Internet or on a home office network" and enter my printer.I'm using the printer name as show in CUPS. I also tried it without port 631. Either way, I get an error message saying "Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was typed incorrectly or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server.

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Sep 18, 2009

I have a Centos 5.3 server with Samba file shares and a shared Samba printer. I am not running a domain.

I recently changed my windows desktop pc from an XP machine to a vista 64 machine... It has a different user name. Everything went pretty smoothly - and the and the vista machine found the smba printer - and even downloaded the driver from the samba server. he printer works OK - and the file shares are fine.

The only thing which is quite odd - is that the Printer Properties dialogue takes more than 30 seconds to come up - and every action you attempt with the dialogue takes a similar amount of time.

I will include below the essence of my smb.conf:

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