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Hi I am knew to Linux and really like the system.I had a Hp officejet T45 on a WinXp serve where I was able to print from my Linux distro. Since then I upgraded to Win7 and now every time I try to print I get this message "NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME" and "Unable to connect to CIFS". Or this message " Document was sent to Hp Officejet" but the job does not print.At the moment I am running Zorin and Fedora14. Whenever I view my network I can see my printer on my linux system using samba4. Can anyone Please help.
I'm willing to supply as much info as possible.
Almost sounds like either a bad hostname, or the network is unreachable in that sense. Before I start asking technical questions, how is the printer connected? Via network? Locally via usb/parallel port?
Have you tried pinging both the IP address of the server, and the hostname of the server, seperately, to see what happens? It seems as the hostname might not be registered on your LAN. I would check the leases just in case.
Just to be thorough, I would first make sure that the printer is still shared with the same share name under Win 7 as it was under the previous Windows.
Since it's an HP printer, try installing HPLIP on the Linux box and letting it try to discover the printer.
You don't mention which distro you are using, but, if it has software repositories, HPLIP should be in the repos. Note that the HPLIP GUI ("hp-toolbox" on the command line) is often a separate package from HPLIP base.
Hello again, was a bit tied up for the pass few days.
Firstly thanks again for your replies and suggestions.I was able to get my Ubuntu "Natty" to print to my printer. After I modified the printers' name from "HP Officejet T Series" to "hpofficejettseries" and install it using the ip address via (smb://ip adress/printer name/) it install and worked. My problem now is with the Fedora14 box. Even after I did the same thing I'm still getting "NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME", "Unable to connect to CIFS host" or "job was sent to printer hp etc", but it does not print. In addition when I tried to install with the hp device manager under the HPLIP as suggested, it does not discover the printer. In fact when i tried to install using the default installer "windows printer vi samba, it states "There were no print share found". Ok I've ping the ip add. "ping 192.168 etc" and the host name "smbclient -L HRS -U" from my fedora box and both return with positive results, I am able to see Domain=[HRS] OS=[Win7 Pro etc] Server=[Win7 Pro],
Hi there just like to report that I finally got my problem resolved.
Everything is working fine.
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I believe I might of had a compatibility problem. I say that because, when I installed my Office-jet T45 printer on my Linux box "Fedora 14", I got the error messages that I posted. But after reading an article on "what is a compatible driver for the Office-Jet T45 on the "Win7 OS"; It was suggested to install Office-Jet r45. I went ahead an install the Office-Jet r45 printer on my Linux box and was able to print, and everything worked fine. One other thing I had to do, and that was to enable samba to start from boot. I notice at times I was unable to discover my printer and shared folders on my network, and that solved that problem. Printing from my Wins OS was OK with the T45 installation software, but from my Linux box it worked from the installation of the r45. Just to prove that this was the case, I also have a Mandriva 2010 distro and I install the T45 on that system and got the same error message. When I install the r45 everything worked fine. (I Hope this is OK)