I’m trying to access shared printers on my company network, but I couldn’t.
I absolutely can view all computers on workgroup and view all shared folders, but there’s no printers. I also tried to detect printers from both YaST and http://localhost:631, but still no result.
Below is my /etc/smb.conf
workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = suseserver
name resolve order = bcast lmhosts wins host
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
load printers = yes
use client driver = yes
map to guest = Bad User
comment = All Printers
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
create mask = 0700
browseable = No
guest ok = Yes
comment = Printer Drivers
path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
write list = @ntadmin root
force group = ntadmin
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
I’m using OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE 4.9
Thanks for your helps!
I think you are mixing two things. Printers available through SAMBA and printer available through the TCP/IP IPP (Internet Printing Protocol.
SAMBA is used in conjunction with MS Windows systems. When your company network uses Windows (and you talking abouut workgroups, etc. seems to confirm that), you should read SAMBA documentation like that at: openSUSE SuSE Linux HOWTOs and Tutorials by Swerdna
When you are talking about IPP you use CUPS and/or YaST > Hardware > Printer to see if you can configure them (and of course he serving side of those peinters must allow you). Going to localhost:631 brings youu to your lcal CUPS if you have running it.
I still cannot print to windows shared printers on my company network.
I tried smbclient:
smbclient //user_name_here/HPLaser (shared printer name on that computer)
Enter root's password: (typed my root password here)
Domain=[USER_NAME_HERE] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
It seems that I can access to that shared HPLaser printer, right? But I don’t know what to do next.
On 01/29/2013 12:16 PM, n00bvn wrote:
> I still cannot print to windows shared printers on my company network.
> I tried smbclient:
> smbclient //user_name_here/HPLaser (shared printer name on that computer)
> Enter root’s password: (typed my root password here)
> Domain=[USER_NAME_HERE] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
> smb: >
> It seems that I can access to that shared HPLaser printer, right? But I
> don’t know what to do next.
Look in “network” on the windows computer and you’ll be able to dig the
address out as something like this:
In Linux goto CUPS at http://localhost:631 in browser.
Add printer using the address above (smb://WINDOWSMACHINE/HPLASER) and
the choice of type is “windows printer via samba”.
Bit more here at bottom of page:
It’s seem better for me. After I installed HP drivers, I came to http://localhost:631, added a print, IPP, with uri is: smb://WORKGROUP/machine_name_here/HPLaser, it seem worked. But when I tried to print a test page, I got below error:
laserjet1020-4 root 17408 Tue Jan 29 14:34:21 2013
printer laserjet1020 is idle. enabled since Tue Jan 29 14:34:21 2013
File "/usr/lib/cups/backend/smb" has insecure permissions (0104750/uid=0/gid=7).
And in localhost:631, I saw the state of print job is Stopped.
Thanks for your helps!