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I'm testing Suse 9.3 and got everything set.
What I'm trying to do now is adding a windows printer.
I went through the first screen of CUPS (Name, Location, Description) okay.
When I got to "Select Device", I couldn't find 'smb' (or anything that could be like it), so I picked up anyone.
I added the URI as if it was a smb printer: "smb://...", picked up Make (HP) and the Model (1300 Postscript).
Then I receive a "client-error-not-possible" and the printer is not added.
I download the tarball for CUPS and checked the configure options, but there was nothing like a "samba support".
Before I start compiling things out, is it possible to someone tell me if there's another way around?
I had a problem setting up a printer in SuSE. The reason was that cups runs as user "lp".
To configure the printer, I used the "lppasswd" command to add a user and password. I used my username and password so I wouldn't need to remember yet another password. ( You may need a password that has at least one number and is at least 6 characters long ).
If you have apache2 and cups installed, you could point your web browser to "localhost:631"
I believe that you could add a printer using the web interface also.
Hum, nope, that didn't solve it.
I recompiled SAMBA using --enable-cups (first it complained, then I installed cups-devel and everything went fine).
But nope, CUPS still won't show me smb printers, and error_log will still show me the message: "bad device-uri attribute"
I'm really trying to avoid having to compile CUPS as well. Anyone has any other idea?
You probably have your reasons not to use the SUSE package, but I think it is worth trying. Maybe the problem is connected to different paths/structure. You only need to install the client package. It could also be a firewall issue. Did you open the netbios port(s)?