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I'm in the process of moving our home printer from my mom's XP desktop to my Debian server. I setup samba and cups, and I can get to the printer from the XP desktop. But it asks for a driver and gives a list, but our printer isn't on the driver list. I know that there is a way to use the "print$" share on the samba server to supply the driver. But I can't find anything on where the driver goes, or even where you get the driver from. Does anyone know how to do this?
BTW, the printer is a HP Photosmart c4200 series. And we've never had driver issues when connected via USB.
The Debian machine has hplip, and I can print stuff from the Debian machine just fine. The Windows desktop can't print because it needs a driver. (Which I find unusual, because it worked fine when the printer was connected directly to the WinXP desktop via USB)
The cups web interface (192.168.0.101:631) is not accessible from the WinXP computer. When I open the cups web interface (localhost:631) from the Debian machine, the printer is listed normally.
Has the user of the XP desktop been added to the Samba user database? Check with pdbedit.http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...pdbedit.8.html
Did you supply the username and password when creating the Samba print queue as shown in the "Adding a new printer section" of the wiki.samba.org link?
Last edited by allend; 09-03-2014 at 09:55 PM.
Reason: Added link
I made a Samba user using pbedit. When I went to the Windows computer, it asked for a password for the /srv share just like it should. However, it still gives the "Access denied, unable to print" message when I look at the printer.
I tried to just print something regardless of the Windows message. Apparently the warning doesn't mean a thing. I can print just fine with no problems at all.
So it seems that there was never a problem at all...