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Old 03-30-2004, 10:00 AM   #1
aikempshall
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Installing Samba Cups printer


I have recently installed Slackware on an IBM Aptiva and am trying to access a colour printer on an XP box.

CUPS and Samba are both running. Can print to a Laser on a print server on the network. I can also print to the colour printer from Fedora and Mandrake running in separate partitions on the IBM Aptiva machine.

My problem is that I try to install the printer using Printing Manager I select Add Printer but on the Backend Selection form the option <SMB Shared printer (Windows)> is greyed out. On the equvalent in Fedora and Mandrake this option is available for use. How do I enable this option ?

The XP box is called abit. From slackware smbclient -L abit gives expected results in that it can see the XP machine and the shared printer.


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Old 03-30-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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Progress!

Got the SMB enabled by the following

cd /usr/lib/cups/backend
ln -s /usr/bin/smbspool smb


Printing total crap but at least it is printing. Need to find the right driver.

AK
 
Old 03-30-2004, 12:27 PM   #3
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Tried to get something else printed. It was having none of it.

Restarted Cups/Samba no go.

Restarted machine and the printer bursts into life!!!

Magic. It would appear that it was the ln that did the trick.


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