Configuring samba printer on Fedora 14
pgaltieri at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 02:21:31 UTC 2011
When I had F12 installed on my system I was able to configure a printer
attached to my dad's windows system without issues.
I'm now running F14 and I'm having problems. When I bring up
system-config-printer and add a printer via samba I provide just the
workgroup name and select browse. After a bit a dialog pops up showing the
share name and then another dialog pops up that says that I need to login
to the windows host. Since no such security requirement has been
configured on the windows side I am unable to configure a printer. The
same thing happens when I use my mother's F13 system to configure a samba
printer. I can run
smbclient -L 192.168.1.110
which prompts for a password but hitting return allows it to go ahead and
display the available services
[root at peglaptopw mplayer]# smbclient -L 192.168.1.110
Enter root's password:
Domain=[TALOFA01] OS=[Windows 7 Ultimate 7601 Service Pack 1]
Server=[Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C$ Disk Default share
D$ Disk Default share
E$ Disk Default share
Epson Stylus Photo 1270 ESCP 2 Printer Epson Stylus Photo 1270 ESC/P 2
EPSON Stylus Photo RX595 Series Printer EPSON Stylus Photo RX595
F$ Disk Default share
G$ Disk Default share
H$ Disk Default share
However, if instead of providing just
in the SMB printer config dialog I enter
where 192.168.1.110 is the IP address of TALOFA01 then it finds the list of
available printers and I can go ahead and configure them.
This workaround does not work on F13. I'm still prompted for username and
password for system 192.168.1.110.
It seems wrong to me that I need to provide the actual IP address to make
it work. If I provide TALOFA01 instead of the IP address I get prompted
again for username and password.
So what do I need to configure on F14 to make printer configuration via
samba work right?
On another note there is one thing I find really annoying regarding adding
a printer, and that's the number of times I'm asked for the root password.
I'm asked the root password first when I select add printer. After
providing it (correctly) I am asked it again to get privileges to access
network printers. I am asked the root password a third time when I go to
apply the printer configuration. After I enter the password I am again
prompted for the root password to get additional privileges. So in total I
was asked for the root password 4 times - this seems excessive.
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