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Old 01-31-2011, 12:04 PM   #1
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Printer Sharing Isn't Working

I am having problems trying to share a printer on my desktop. The printer is an HP Laserjet 1020, and the desktop is running 64-bit Ubuntu Karmic. None of the other boxes on the network (wired/wireless, 32-bit/64-bit, Ubuntu Lucid/Win7/XP) can access the printer.

I have checked all of the appropriate boxes in printer properties and server settings. When I try to install the printer on the other systems, I am asked for a username and password on the desktop. I set up a user named "printer" and gave it a password, but when I try to use that username/password to install the printer on one of the other systems, I get an "access denied" error. All of the networked systems can see each other, and access shared files.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Old 02-06-2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that you are using samba to share the printer. If so,
you may need to add "use client driver = yes" to the [printers]
section of smb.conf.
Old 02-08-2011, 12:59 PM   #3
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Thank you for taking the time to respond, but I'm afraid the suggestion did not work. It only resulted in disabling printing on the desktop (after a reboot). When I commented out the entry and restarted the Samba server, desktop printing was restored, but I still can't share.


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