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I just setup CUPS to access a network printer, which is connected to a Window Vista machine.
I configured the Samba configuration file (/etc/samba/smb.conf.)
I can see printer by typing
smbclient -L <Window Vista computer name> –N
My printer is CanonMP210 and sharing name also CanonMP210.
I downloaded and Install printer driver of CanonMP210 for linux named(Canon_MP210_debian.tar) and installed it on Ununtu Linux computer.
Now if I type “lpadmin -p CanonMP210 -v smb://<Window Vista computer name>/canonMP210 -P /usr/share/ppd/canonmp210.ppd” in command prompt and enter, it register the error in err log
I also configured “/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb with the following text
I am using a Canon MP printer connected to windows machine on Ubuntu. And have never needed to do all this. Just add the drivers for the printer and then add the printer either via cups or add printer wizard.
Also if you want to use all the commands, have you tried doing all that as root?