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Old 05-30-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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Question Problem Printing from Wine to a Network Printer

Am new to wine. My default printer is a network printer, attached to a different box on my network. I am running version 0.9.37 wine on Xubuntu 6.06.

I can print fine from native Linux apps & can use lpr to send a file to the printer. When I print from notepad in wine, I see a flurry of activity on my network monitor, but no data going to the printer or printer output. Lpq returns "no entries" in the queue.

I have examined system.reg & the default printer seems to be correctly entered there. How can I get some more informative output from the X-Term that I launched notepad from? How, in general, should I proceed in troubleshooting this problem?


Old 05-31-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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According to the Wine User Guide:
Wine can interact directly with the local CUPS printing system to find the printers available on your system. Configuring printers with Wine is as simple as making sure your CUPS configuration works.

I also made a symlink like this, though I'm not sure it's actually needed:
cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
ln -s /dev/ttyS0 com1
You might also check in /var/log/cups/error_log.
Old 06-01-2007, 12:47 PM   #3
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Problem Resolved

I ended up creating another instance of the same network printer using the smb protocol instead of ipp. Same physical printer, attached to the same box on the same network, using the same ppd file --but this time it works.

I read the Wine Official Documentation which implied that wine interacted on a pass through basis with CUPS. That's why I was surprised when my ipp network printer worked fine from Linux, but wouldn't work from wine running on Linux.

I still don't know why this hack worked. I've looked at various CUPS logs, but nothing stands out


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