Problem with Shared printer from Mint 14 KDE

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Problem with Shared printer from Mint 14 KDE

Postby SilverSurfer on Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:00 am

I've installed MINT 14 KDE in a couple of PC's
The printer via USB works fine in one of the PC's (HP-Laserjet-1200). The option of share printer is marked, but the other PC (with MINT 14 too), doesn't find it automatically, and the manual options did't work for me.
If I try find it via SAMBA printers, the option to search, is disabled and cannot select it
If I explore the local network (smb:/), I can find the PC, but can't see the folder of shared printer.
I suppose that something is bad in my actions.
Please, help me. Thanks
Last edited by SilverSurfer on Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:38 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Problem with Shared printer from Mint 14 KDE

Postby SilverSurfer on Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:12 pm

Please, no idea?
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Re: Problem with Shared printer from Mint 14 KDE

Postby altair4 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:02 pm

Since I don't know KDE all I can offer is the old school method - and one that does not use Samba:

[1] From the machine that want to connect to the printer open your Internet browser and type:
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192.168.0.100:631

Replace 192.168.0.100 with your own

[2] Add the remote Printer:

CUPS for Administrators > Adding Printers and Classes > Printers > Add Printer > Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) >

In the "Connection" box enter the location and name of the remote printer in any one of these formats:
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ipp://WORKGROUP_NAME/MACHINE_NAME:631/printers/PRINTER_NAME
ipp://MACHINE_NAME:631/printers/PRINTER_NAME
ipp://192.168.0.100:631/printers/PRINTER_NAME

Since both the machines are running Linux you can use an mDNS qualified hostname since both are probably running avahi:
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ipp://MACHINE_NAME.local:631/printers/PRINTER_NAME


THere's probably a way to do this with the built in KDE printer utility but I haven't used KDE since V3.
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Re: Problem with Shared printer from Mint 14 KDE

Postby SilverSurfer on Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks
It works OK ... with MINT 14 KDE (curiosly today I could see than in MINT 13 KDE the printer appears in Shared printer without do anything).
I'd need to share it now with Windows XP.
Any idea??
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Re: Problem with Shared printer from Mint 14 KDE

Postby altair4 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:48 pm

Network Printer Sharing: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=28397

[C] CONNECTING TO A MINT PRINTER FROM WINDOWS XP ( Win7 really isn't all that different ).

Use the "Add Printer Wizard".

Start > Control Panel > Printers and Faxes > Add Printer > The Add Printer Wizard opens

Check "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer"
Check "Connect to a printer on the internet or on a home or office network"

You can either browse for it or enter it directly. Examples:
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URL: \\WORKGROUP_NAME\MACHINE_NAME\PRINTER_NAME
URL: \\MACHINE_NAME\PRINTER_NAME
URL: \\192.168.0.100\PRINTER_NAME

OR,
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URL: http://WORKGROUP_NAME/MACHINE_NAME:631/printers/PRINTER_NAME
URL: http://MACHINE_NAME:631/printers/PRINTER_NAME
URL: http://192.168.0.100:631/printers/PRINTER_NAME


You can even try it without the ":631"
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