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Old 05-09-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
computerglobe
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Printer problem!


I have been using Ubuntu 9.04 for about a week now and I love it. I connected to my printer with no problem. The only problem is that when I print from my wireless printer, it says printing on the printer then nothing happens. That printer is connected to a Windows XP machine. Can you guys please help me? I really want to print to that printer using Ubuntu.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
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I connected to my printer with no problem.
I print from my wireless printer....
That printer is connected to a Windows XP machine.
I cannot reconcile all these statements.....

First, you say you connected to the printer---Did you actually set up a queue using the print manager? This would have included selecting a driver.

If you use the cups web interface (localhost:631) does the printer appear on the list of options?

Please tell us what the make and model of the printer is, and describe your network.

AND, is the printer setup for sharing on the Windows box?
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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Ok, I am on my laptop and that is connected wirelessly to mmy internet. The printer in my house is connected to a windows PC. I went to System Administration and then printing and I clicked new printer and I went down to Network printer. Then I clicked Windows printer VIA SAMBA. Then I clicked browse and it searched for my printer and it found it. After that I selected the brand and the model. I can't print to that printer. On the screen on the printer it says printing and then nothing happens.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 09:20 PM   #4
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I cannot reconcile all these statements.....

First, you say you connected to the printer---Did you actually set up a queue using the print manager? This would have included selecting a driver.

If you use the cups web interface (localhost:631) does the printer appear on the list of options?

Please tell us what the make and model of the printer is, and describe your network.

AND, is the printer setup for sharing on the Windows box?

Never mind I got it fixed. It was a driver problem.
 
  


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