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danny1262

Connecting to Windows printer with Samba [solved]

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I made a clean install of Mandriva 2010. When trying to configure my printer (on a home network, printer is connected to a Windows computer) I no longer get the option to add a Windows printer using Samba. This option used to be there in 2009.1. Is this a bug or is there a package that I need to install?

Samba is installed by default, I can see the network, but I am unable to locate the printer.

Thanks for any help.

 

 

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Thanks for the reply scarecrow, I did not get a chance to work on that last night, I will attempt again tonight and let you know if I am able to resolve the issue.

 

Thanks for your reply!

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Scarecrow, I was able to resolve the problem by using the CUPS web interface to install the printer. I am not quite sure how or why this worked, but it did. I would like to see the printer installation through the Mandriva control panel to return to what it was in Mandriva 2009.1 (Spring). Hopefully this is something that can be re-incorporated prior to or in the 2010.1 Spring release.

 

Thanks

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cups has made some major changes to the API in the last few releases (even the webUI has been totally refactored), so you can expect a couple of things being still broken with a few of the frontends for it.

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I did not know that, but it makes sense. Fedora 12 has the same "problem", I was playing with the live CD yesterday and ran into the same issue with it. Apparently this is not a Mandriva issue only.

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Post number 4 has the solution in it. He used cups.

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