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Old 02-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
sayedahmad
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Windows 8 is unable to print to cups print server!


Hello every one.

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 I installed cups and samba server and I installed HP Laser Jet p4015n through network card in cups server
I am able to print locally but when add this printer to my windows clients when I print from windows 8 clients I see print job in cups web interface under it says "print file was not accepted" if you have any idea please help!
 
Old 02-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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Why not install it as a network printer under Windows and let it work with the Windows driver?
 
Old 02-07-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
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i second that, if i'm not mistaken, the n at the end of the model number specifies that the printer comes with a built in network card (network printer), which according to a cnet review appears to be the case with your model of printer, so attaching it as a local printer via usb or parallel and sharing it would be the long way around the block, when you could just plug it directly into your switch and go from there.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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Why not install it as a network printer under Windows and let it work with the Windows driver?
I agree.
I was trying to get cups to work with samba so my windows 7 clients can use it. But it only gave me headache.
Instead, i directly access cups. Problem solved.

First, make sure you can successfully print a test page via cups.
Then, just add network printer from windows, like :
Code:
http://your.cups.server.ip:531/printers/your_printer_name
.
Then you can use the supplied printer driver.
Or you can use the generic->MS Publisher Imagesetter driver. If you want to use this, make sure the postscript filter (comes with ghostscript package) is installed on your server.

Done.

Last edited by slack32; 02-10-2013 at 03:03 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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yes that could work but as i stated, isn't the p4015n the version of the p1045 series that comes with the optional NETWORK CARD built directoy into the PRINTER itself?

http://reviews.cnet.com/laser-printe...-32959750.html

if that's the case then why are you bothering trying to serve it through your linux box?
 
Old 02-10-2013, 07:51 PM   #6
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If you got it to work, great, but I'm not sure why you'd want to print to CUPS from Windows. Any network printer should present as an independent device on the network, not dependent on any machine on the network. That's the way I use my network printer, anyway. I access it transparently from both Windows and Linux machines without one depending on the other. Also, the Windows driver would give you probably a lot more options.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 01:46 AM   #7
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I have installed the printer via cups it is working with windows 7 but I want shared printer to prompt user and password when clicked when accessed from windows clients via samba share but I am unable please help.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 09:02 PM   #8
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I have been fighting this issue for several months. It was only after reinstalling Windows XP on another computer, and discovering that XP would not print to the printers on my Linux (Fedora 18) server using the same settings which were working the previous day that I ran across a limitation in XP (which may or may not apply to 7 & 8) of 31 characters, (including the path) in the printer name. I reinstalled the printers on the server with shorter names on my server. So while "http://192.168.0.101:631/printers/Laser-Jet-3P" would not work, "http://192.168.0.101:631/printers/HP" did (even though the address is more than 31 characters if you include http://. I successfully installed the printers in Windows 8 using the instructions here:

http://www.gigamegablog.com/2012/09/...-to-windows-8/

Note that the Laser Jet III is also absent from the drivers included in the Windows 8 installation, but this time was found quickly via Windows Update. (This, too had failed in the past.)
 
  


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