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printer issues in lmde

Postby knireis on Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:54 am

I installed lmde and initially could not add a network printer. On this forum i found that smbclient package is missing from lmde. Installing smbclient did indeed solve this problem. I added the (samba) network printer via the configuration screen.
Here is the problem though, after updating lmde via the update manager, you cannot add another (samba) printer. The 'add' button is greyed out. The original printer still works, but i want to add another printer.
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Re: printer issues in lmde

Postby altair4 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:46 am

You might want to restart cups:
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sudo service cups restart
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Re: printer issues in lmde

Postby knireis on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:58 am

that does not work

However i found a solution by reinstalling a bunch of samba and cups related packages and configured the printer myself via cups interface 127.0.0.1:631.
The add samba printer option via the configuration screen is still not available though.
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Re: printer issues in lmde

Postby altair4 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:06 am

bad post
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Re: printer issues in lmde

Postby altair4 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:08 am

I'm getting old an feeble. I had to look at my own HowTo for this:

[] LINUX MINT DEBIAN MISSING PACKAGES
In order to access a Windows printer ( or if you are using Samba to access to another Linux printer ) from LMDE the following packages will have to be installed:
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sudo apt-get install libsmbclient
sudo apt-get install smbclient
sudo apt-get install python-smbc

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Re: printer issues in lmde

Postby knireis on Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:35 am

ok the python-smbc package is the one i needed, the other 2 i had installed before.
thanks
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