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Old 17th January 2013, 04:10 PM
trotter1985 Offline
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Windows Printing in Fedora 18

I can't seem to get Windows printing to work in Fedora 18.
I've enabled the smb and nmb services and they are running.
Also, I've allowed both samba and samba-client in the firewall.
But the "add printer" dialog box continues to say that it can't find
a printer. I tried entering "smb://machine/printer" of course with
the correct machine and printer entries. No luck.

Help appreciated.

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Old 17th January 2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: Windows Printing in Fedora 18

You do have the printer set up in Windows as shared?

Also, have you set the workgroup name? If not, you need to specify the workgroup name in the smb:// line

Also make sure you have the authentication details correct. You would use the windows user/password

And also, you need to be certain your firewall isn't blocking it
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Old 18th January 2013, 03:25 AM
trotter1985 Offline
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Re: Windows Printing in Fedora 18

Of course I have the Windows 8 box set up to share the
printer ... and have had no problem accessing it with
RHEL 6.3 or Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10. In fact, I can
access the hard drive on the Windows box and can copy files from
the Windows box to my Fedora 18 installation. So the Samba
capability is alive and well.

I just can't see the printer.

Something is going on that's very strange.

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Old 15th February 2013, 02:45 PM
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Re: Windows Printing in Fedora 18

I was not able to configure the windows printer from the Gnome settings (going from User menu / System Settings / Printers ).

The smbclient for "\\server\printer" works fine and I am even able to print file from the commandline.

Solution for me was to use system-config-printer .
"Add Printer" -> "Enter-UI" or "Windows Printer via SAMBA" -> give the url and here you go.

Best regards
Michal Ambroz

---------- Post added at 03:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:26 PM ----------

Related bug report from F17 still valid in F18.
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