[kwlug-disc] Printing from Windows on Linux (CUPS) printers

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 25 15:29:20 EST 2010


Thank you,

I got as far as being able to add the printer, the printer shows "Ready" but when I try to print I get "communication error"

Raul Suarez

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--- On Thu, 2/25/10, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> From: Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Printing from Windows on Linux (CUPS) printers
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 1:14 AM
> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 09:15:27PM
> -0800, Raul Suarez wrote:
> > I've actually found that the links is quite old.
> > 
> > I went to the samba site and set it up as per the
> documentation
> > 
> > http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/CUPS-printing.html
> > 
> 
> > On the windows computer the printer status shows as
> "Access denied,
> > unable to connect"
> 
> 
> I don't have an answer, but I would try three things at
> this point: 
> 
> - Check your Samba permissions to make sure all guests can
> print to
>   the shares. 
> - Take a look at what communication is happening with
> tcpdump or
>   wireshark. 
> - On the Windows guests, try deleting and re-adding the
> printer, to
>   make sure your Windows clients can *still* see the
> printers. 
> 
> Sorry I can't be more helpful. 
> 
> I thought you could print via CUPS directly, without using
> Samba at
> all? Maybe I am being stupid. It will work for standalone
> networked
> printers (http://<ip address>/ipp) but maybe not for
> printers attached
> to workstations. 
> 
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