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    I'm on ubuntu 8.10 trying to access a printer on a windows network attached to a windows XP PC using SAMBA. I get a printer access denied error when I try to print. I tried downloading and installing HPLIP but during the installation it can't find the printer on the network. any ideas?

  • #2
    Re: printer access denied

    Anything in the XP machine event logs?
    What are the security settings on the printer?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: printer access denied

      I found out with this particular HP PSC 1310 printer had a flaw that it would give access denied error when connecting. They made a patch. I donlowded it but it still doesn't work.

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      • #4
        Re: printer access denied

        And my questions above?
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: printer access denied

          Can you try running lpstat from a root prompt? Any information that gives will help to diagnose the issue.

          How is the printer connected to the XP machine? Is it a local TCP/IP port, or USB etc.? If it is USB or some other physical connection, if you can add it as a network printer please try that, I have always had better luck for some reason.

          Also, does the printer name have a space in it? If so, try renaming the printer to not have a space in the name.

          Can you access file shares using Samba on the Ubuntu box? I'd just like to be sure that Samba is working at all.

          What are the permissions on the printer on the XP machine? Try giving the Everyone group full access to the printer and see if it helps.
          Last edited by eramnes; 25th April 2009, 03:02. Reason: Thought of another troubleshooting step
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