Network printing problems Linux/Windows

Hi,

I have a small network at home with two XP Computers and an Opensuse 11.2 HTPC which also serves as a file server. Now, I’m trying to get the printer, a Canon iP3600, which is connected to the Linux PC, to be shared as a network printer.
The printer works for the linux machine, and I can access folders via the samba server from xp. I can also see the printer from xp, however, when I try to set it up on the Windows machine it says “Access denied” very quickly. Both, Windows and Linux have a firewall (Zonelabs and Opensuse internal), shutting them down doesn’t help (though I haven’t tried both at once). As I’m all new to linux printing and networking, and pretty new to linux, I have no idea how to tackle this one.
Any help highly appreciated :slight_smile:

cheers,
sirthid

On Tue June 8 2010 01:16 pm, sirthid wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> I have a small network at home with two XP Computers and an Opensuse
> 11.2 HTPC which also serves as a file server. Now, I’m trying to get the
> printer, a Canon iP3600, which is connected to the Linux PC, to be
> shared as a network printer.
> The printer works for the linux machine, and I can access folders via
> the samba server from xp. I can also see the printer from xp, however,
> when I try to set it up on the Windows machine it says “Access denied”
> very quickly. Both, Windows and Linux have a firewall (Zonelabs and
> Opensuse internal), shutting them down doesn’t help (though I haven’t
> tried both at once). As I’m all new to linux printing and networking,
> and pretty new to linux, I have no idea how to tackle this one.
> Any help highly appreciated :slight_smile:
>
> cheers,
> sirthid
>
>
sirthid;

First check the CUPS log, /var/log/cups/error_log, to see if CUPS is denying
access. Check the contents of /var/log/samba/log.smbd to see if that sheds
any light. You may not find much in log.smbd with the default log level but
it is worth a start.
If neither of these seems to give you a clue as to what is wrong, please post
the [global] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf. You can use substitute values
for any information such as public IP’s you do not want to share on the
forum.

I would also test with no firewalls on either client or server. You may need
to configure both. Most 3rd party windows firewalls disable file and print
sharing by default.

P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green

On Tue June 8 2010 03:52 pm, PV wrote:

> On Tue June 8 2010 01:16 pm, sirthid wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have a small network at home with two XP Computers and an Opensuse
>> 11.2 HTPC which also serves as a file server. Now, I’m trying to get the
>> printer, a Canon iP3600, which is connected to the Linux PC, to be
>> shared as a network printer.
<snip>
>>
>>
> sirthid;
>
<snip>
> If neither of these seems to give you a clue as to what is wrong, please
post
> the [global] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf. You can use substitute values
> for any information such as public IP’s you do not want to share on the
> forum.

Forgot to mention that you should include the [printers] share as well.

<snip>

P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green

Thanks a lot, venzkep. Turns out all I had to do was install the printer in XP as an admin.
Stupid me. :
But thanks again. :slight_smile: I’m happy it’s working now.

cheers,
sirthid

On Fri June 11 2010 11:36 am, sirthid wrote:

>
> Thanks a lot, venzkep. Turns out all I had to do was install the printer
> in XP as an admin.
> Stupid me. :
> But thanks again. :slight_smile: I’m happy it’s working now.
>
> cheers,
> sirthid
>
>
sirthid;

Good to hear it is working. Thanks for posting back.

P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green