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Old 05-24-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
themotorman
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Smile winxp printer not found by Ubuntu latest rev.


I had my winxp connected printer running fine from my Ubuntu machine via wireless router. Now I have just updated Ubuntu 9.04 and although I can still view files on the winxp machine I cannot print on it's parallel port connected printer. nor can my Ubuntu machine find it.
The printer config GUI does not have Samba connected printers as an option. I can print fine from the winxp machine.
Help please, this has to be either a bug or a simple error by me. Setting up under the earlier Ubuntu with the networked printer was very simple and worked fine. I keep telling all my friend show great Ubuntu is but if they had this problem I would be in a difficult position..I have so far spent 2 days on this..life is short, load Ubuntu first...!
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:55 AM   #2
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I had my winxp connected printer running fine from my Ubuntu machine via wireless router. Now I have just updated Ubuntu 9.04 and although I can still view files on the winxp machine I cannot print on it's parallel port connected printer. nor can my Ubuntu machine find it.
The printer config GUI does not have Samba connected printers as an option. I can print fine from the winxp machine.
Help please, this has to be either a bug or a simple error by me. Setting up under the earlier Ubuntu with the networked printer was very simple and worked fine. I keep telling all my friend show great Ubuntu is but if they had this problem I would be in a difficult position..I have so far spent 2 days on this..life is short, load Ubuntu first...!
ron
I'm a bit confused by your description. Is the printer connected to a parallel port to the ubuntu machine or to the winxp machine? In other words (with respect to Ubuntu) is this a local printer connected via parport0 or a networked printer?
cheers,
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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I'm a bit confused by your description. Is the printer connected to a parallel port to the ubuntu machine or to the winxp machine? In other words (with respect to Ubuntu) is this a local printer connected via parport0 or a networked printer?
cheers,
jdk
Themotorman, please correct me if misunderstood:

From the original post it seems clear that the printer is attached to the winXP host, and marked "shared" on windows. With respect to Ubuntu, it must be accessed using Samba; it's neither connected via parport0 nor networked (as in jetdirect, i.e., TCP port 9100).

I don't have a fix. My Hardy Heron does offer samba as an option when adding a new printer. But it cannot discover the shared printer -- you go two levels through the Windows stuff (workgroup being one) and then it gets into molasses mode.

(In contrast my older Drake Dapper (=EmperorLinux) can navigate the Windows SMB hierarchy fine, and print ot the printer, albeit too small because it lacks the proper driver, PPD file or whatever.)
 
Old 05-25-2009, 01:00 AM   #4
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Themotorman, please correct me if misunderstood:

From the original post it seems clear that the printer is attached to the winXP host, and marked "shared" on windows. With respect to Ubuntu, it must be accessed using Samba; it's neither connected via parport0 nor networked (as in jetdirect, i.e., TCP port 9100).

I don't have a fix. My Hardy Heron does offer samba as an option when adding a new printer. But it cannot discover the shared printer -- you go two levels through the Windows stuff (workgroup being one) and then it gets into molasses mode.

(In contrast my older Drake Dapper (=EmperorLinux) can navigate the Windows SMB hierarchy fine, and print ot the printer, albeit too small because it lacks the proper driver, PPD file or whatever.)
I agree it is all molasses!! The puzzle is that when i wa susing Ubunutu 8.4 it was trivial to get it working , I was a complete newbie.. now i know more it seems incredibly complicated. I do have Samba and i know the IP for the winxp box. The puzzle is also that the when go to admin>printing to try and install the printer as accessible form the Ubuntu 9.4 laptop I do not get the choice of picking a Samba.... under networked printers, although tihs option shows in the views on the web of this GUI. My guess is that Samba some part of it's install information. I am not alone oin this problem as others have it too. I did read that teh 64 bit version of 9.4 does not have this problem..So many mysteries so little time...
Help anyone, please
 
  


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