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Old 11-25-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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Access denied when printing from a Windows machine to a shared Linux printer

I have a OpenSUSE 11 machine set up as a domain controller. I have set my printer up to be shared to Windows machines logging into the domain. I was able to install the printer to my Windows machines. When you go to the printers folder in Windows, it shows the printer but says "access denied" instead of the usual "ready". If I print to the shared printer the job will go through. I am thinking it is an authentication issue because if I log into Windows machine as "root" and let it build a profile, the printer doesn't show the "access denied" message. How do I allow other users to have access to the printer?
Old 11-26-2008, 04:07 AM   #2
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Not sure if this will help at all, but if you can find out in the /dev directory of your filesystem which entry is your printer, can't you try doing

chmod a+rwx entryname


I once had almost the exact same problem but with a screensaver - no user except root could get it to work. Fix was to go into the /dev of my filesystem and set the Nvidia0, Nvidia1, Nvidia2 etc. devices to a+rwx using the above commandline...

Maybe if you do the same, but for the /dev entry for your printer, it might work for other uses except root?


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