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Old 09-18-2005, 01:38 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.3 printing on a Windows SMB shared printer


I've got a HP DeskJet 1220C installed on my Windows Server 2003 machine, set up as a shared resource as so.
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//192.168.0.4/HpDeskJe
I decided to use YaST to try and configure my desktop to print using this printer. I went through the wizard, apparently fine, but when I hit print, I just get endless sheets of paper coming out the printer. In the print queue the job comes up as Remote Downlevel Document, the whole thing spools fine but the file contains nothing. Same result when attempting to print from, say OpenOffice.org.

TIA
 
Old 09-19-2005, 04:14 AM   #2
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I did the following

1-on my windows machine I clicked on My Computer and then My Network Places.
2-then I clicked on Setup a home or small office network.
3-clicked next a few times and then choose the 3rd option in Windows XP which is labled OTHER
4-chose the first one on the next page which is 'this computer connects to the internet via network hub' which is my router.
5-clicked next and just followed the directions and named a new workgroup.
6-restarted the computer and then went in and went in and unchecked the Windows XP Firewall and restarted.
7-went over to my SuSE 9.0 Pro machine and opened up controls/peripherals/printers.
8-clicked on the admin button on the lower left and went into the Yast Admin panel
9-I then just click on Add Printer at the top and followed the directions for SMB(Windows).
10-I then pressed on Scan and it found the new Workgroup that I created with my Windows XP machine and the printer.
11-Finally, I just clicked on the +'s and it does not find the printer. It sees the windows box but not the printer. And, when I click the + I get an NT authority error.

This worked fine before on another machine.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 07:20 AM   #3
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Your "endless sheets of paper" problem is caused by using an incorrect driver for the printer.

To use a network printer in windows, the other machine also needs to have a correct driver for the printer.. :roll: You can also try to configure the windows machine so it accepts standard "postscript" data.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 08:56 AM   #4
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Hmm, it's a flaw in the UI design. Is there a good reason why there is a button to test printing BEFORE you've loaded the drivers for it? All is well and good now
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:38 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by goldfish
Hmm, it's a flaw in the UI design. Is there a good reason why there is a button to test printing BEFORE you've loaded the drivers for it? All is well and good now
Maybe you can file a bug for it at suse.com (they have a feedback page for bugs!)
 
Old 10-05-2005, 10:21 AM   #6
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Suse 10 RC1 printing to Shared Windows Printer

Hi everyone,

I have successfuly setup my windows shared printer in Suse 10 RC1. I can print a test page to the windows printer, and I can even print from Open Office. But nothing I print from Firefox makes it to the printer. Neither the Suse printer job manager shows a pending print job, no the windows print manager. Isn't that wierd that some programs can print and other can't?

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Brandon
 
  


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