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cant see wife's printer

Postby floppy » Jul 11th, '18, 04:40

I just upgraded my computer from Magiea 4 to Mageia 6
This was a clean install and I deleted the Magiea 4 installation

I used to print to my wife's computer running windows 7
but now I cant even see the printer
I can see the computer and the various accounts via samba
but not the printer

any help or suggestions
thanks
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Re: cant see wife's printer

Postby Ken-Bergen » Jul 11th, '18, 05:17

Have you installed cups and is cups running?
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Re: cant see wife's printer

Postby floppy » Jul 11th, '18, 08:29

Hi Ken

yes cups is installed and running
but I havent got that far yet
the issue so far is that my computer ( magiea 6 ) cant see the printer
on my wife's computer Win 7
samba is installed and running
I can see the accounts and files on her computer but not the printer
and yes, it is shared
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Re: cant see wife's printer

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 11th, '18, 10:27

What printer model is that in particular? And if you go to http://localhost:631 and search for the printer there, does it show up?
Also, if you try to add it as a network printer via MCC http://doc.mageia.org/mcc/6/en/content/ ... inter.html what happens ?

Please show the output of
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rpm -qa|sort|grep -iE "cups|samba"
smbclient -L \\IP-adress-of-windows


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Re: cant see wife's printer

Postby floppy » Jul 11th, '18, 13:08

doktor5000 wrote:Please show the output of

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[dad@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa|sort|grep -iE "cups|samba"
cups-2.2.6-1.mga6
cups-common-2.2.6-1.mga6
cups-drivers-foo2zjs-0.0-1.20121012.8.mga6
cups-filesystem-2.2.6-1.mga6
cups-filters-1.13.4-2.2.mga6
cups-pk-helper-0.2.6-1.mga6
gutenprint-cups-5.2.11-2.mga6
lib64cups2-2.2.6-1.mga6
lib64cups-filters1-1.13.4-2.2.mga6
lib64kdc-samba4_2-4.6.12-1.1.mga6
lib64samba1-4.6.12-1.1.mga6
lib64samba-dc0-4.6.12-1.1.mga6
python3-cups-1.9.73-2.mga6
samba-4.6.12-1.1.mga6
samba-client-4.6.12-1.1.mga6
samba-common-4.6.12-1.1.mga6
[dad@localhost ~]$ smbclient -L \\IP-adress-of-windows
Connection to IP-adress-of-windows failed (Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL)
[dad@localhost ~]$


What printer model is that in particular?

Brother MFC-J432W
note : it worked with Magiea 4
Also, if you try to add it as a network printer via MCC http://doc.mageia.org/mcc/6/en/content/ ... inter.html what happens ?

it simply cant see it
And if you go to http://localhost:631 and search for the printer there, does it show up?

same as above, it simple cant see it

Thanks
Last edited by isadora on Jul 11th, '18, 13:19, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Placed command-output in between [CODE]-tags for better readability ;)
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Re: cant see wife's printer

Postby jkerr82508 » Jul 11th, '18, 18:12

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