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Old 10-14-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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Can NOT get Ubuntu to print to Windows 7 attached printer

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 and my basement computer running Windows 7. I want to be able to access files on on both computers from either. I also want to be able to print from my laptop to the printer attached to the basement computer.

I finally got printing working. Then I tackled the filesharing. I finally get filesharing working and now, I can't get printing working again, even though I've gone back to the version of smb.conf that I had when I was able to print. So here is what I've got.

Testparm results.txt

<-> Printer State
When I look at my printer properties in Ubuntu I see the status:
Idle - Unable to connect to CIFS host after (tried 3 times)

Cups Error Log
When I look at the Printer Error Log, I see: (partial)

Printer log extract.txt

I can ping the IP address of the windows box, but when I try to ping the name owner-pc it fails. This would lead me to beleive that the there is a name resolution problem. That is where I get stuck.

Where do I go from here?
Old 10-14-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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Hi jlavik, Welcome to LQ. You can start here.

You can configure CUPS to look for the ip instead of the hostname/netbios name if that's the problem.

Good luck. ;-)


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