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Talash 02-08-2008 09:02 AM

Ubuntu gutsy can't print to officejet 5500 attached to a WinXP box via samba
 
Um, hello, my first post here. I have a problem and I need help ;)o
I have a machine with ubuntu gutsy running on it. A winxp box sits on the same network and an hp officejet 5510 printer is attached to it. I am trying to print from the gutsy box to the printer via samba.

The gutsy sees the windows shares perfectly. I have set up the linux driver for the printer (tried both what comes built-in and what they had on linuxprinting.org including hplip and the ppd file). However when I send the job to print, the printer makes some noise, but then doesn't actually start to print and I see the job getting stuck in the queue on the windows machine. Needless to say, printing from the same machine, as well as from other windows machines on the same network works flawlessly.

Is there any way I can make this work?

repustech 02-20-2008 12:42 AM

I am having the same exact problem. I have a shared HP PSC 1410 on Win Xp and when I try to print from Ubuntu 7.10 it just makes some noise and the print gets stuck in the queue. Has anyone made any progress on this? Thanks

Jason

HowDoIProgramIt 02-20-2008 01:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Talash (Post 3050231)
The gutsy sees the windows shares perfectly. ... However when I send the job to print, the printer makes some noise, but then doesn't actually start to print and I see the job getting stuck in the queue on the windows machine. ...

That sounds like a pretty common problem; I would try making sure your mime.convs and mime.types files are set up properly: make sure the following lines are present and not commented out:

application/octet-stream application/vnd.cups-raw 0
(mime.convs)

application/octet-stream
(mime.types)

and, make sure you have a raw queue set up properly for your Windows SAMBA clients to print to. If you change any of your CUPS config files, don't forget to restart (eg., stop and start) CUPS...

I would definitely suggest checking out this site and reading through the docs that come with CUPS:
http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting

These may be of some help to you as well:
http://edoceo.com/liber/network-cups
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/...-Printing.html
http://www.linux.org/docs/ldp/howto/...eshooting.html

Good luck

- Larry

mcvay1787 02-12-2010 12:18 AM

HP Printing problem resolved
 
(I know this post is old but It's a recurring issue that I've dealt with in the past and just had to fix on my Ubuntu box again tonight so.. here's a solution)

I have an HP 5510xi and have been trying to map to it from a Linux box running Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) and running into the same problems as the original author mentioned. After checking mime.types, mime.convs and verifying I had up to date hplip files etc, I found a short blurb on the Ubuntu Printing wiki regarding disabling Bidirectional support on your Win xp box. This fixed my problems with being able to print.

To do this, go to the Win XP box, navigate to control panel > printers and faxes > right click the problem printer and select properties.

Go to the 'Ports' tab and make sure bidirectional support is unchecked at the bottom of the page. Apply settings, make sure that your printer queue is clear and try printing a test page. Should come out fine.


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