[SOLVED] problem printing to Windows network printer
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The HP Laserjet 1018 printer is connected to a networked XP machine that is accessible from the Ubuntu 10.04 machine. I can open shared files on the XP machine from Ubuntu so assume that communication is correct.
I have set up the printer as instructed in this help file... https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsXPPrinter
SAMBA sees the printer on the network , verifies the printer and the driver(from Ubuntu files) loads.
Everything goes along just fine until "print test page" or I try printing a text doc.
The printer is assigned the job# but there is no action.
The printer shows up in the "Printing -local host" window.
Under "printer properties" the "Make and Model"are showing the correct device in the correct location.
The "Printer State" shows "idle - /usr/lib/cups/filter/foomatic-rip failed"
I have purged, uninstalled and re-installed CUPS.
Any ideas would be welcome.
The HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) driver comes prepackaged with Ubuntu 9.10+ and is an official open source driver by HP, supporting all printers.
To enable the printer on a network, go to "System -> Admin -> Printing" and then click the "New" button. The program will take some time searching for printers (you'll see the GNOME icon that you also get when Nautilus is searching for files on the bottom left), so be patient. When that icon goes away, click the "Network Printer" expander. Your printer should be there.