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Old 09-15-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
VIlleno
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adding printer via CUPS and SAMBA


Hi guys,,

sorry if theres a similar thread like this but i really cant find what in looking for,, so i experiment some steps..
1) #lpinfo -v

then i saw my printer in "usb:/"

2) #lpadmin -p Dell -v usb:/Dell/Laser%20Printer%201100?serial=BN45W71 -m /etc/cups/ppd/1100.ppd

but i got an error "Unable to copy PPD"
so i try adding ".gz" at the end:

3) #lpadmin -p Dell -v usb:/Dell/Laser%20Printer%201100?serial=BN45W71 -m /etc/cups/ppd/1100.ppd.gz

still i got the error "Unable to copy PPD"
but when i hit "lpstat -t" i got:

scheduler is running
device for Dell: usb:/Dell/Laser%20Printer%201100?serial=BN45W71
Dell accepting request since Fri 14 Sep 2012 06:03:35

and when i check the network to see my printer, its there, so i try connecting now to my windows machine, it somehow connect but it does not have a driver so i provide it separately, after that, i got an error "Windows could not connect to the printer. Check the printer name and try again........"

is there something that im missing here?? kindly help..
 
Old 09-16-2012, 12:48 PM   #2
nileshgr
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Exposing printer drivers for Windows via SAMBA is a very weird thing, and it never worked for me.
There's some information about this at http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...html#id2634359
But it's much more easier to get the windows driver installed on the windows machines and select the driver for your printer.
 
  


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