Joined: Aug. 2005
||Posted: Aug. 03 2005,17:54
El judo here from irc chat.
Could some one please shed some lights into this for me, I would forever be thanksful to the linux GODS!
I have a SCX-4100 samsun laser printer, connected to the USB port on my window$ XP pro box. I shared this printer, allowed everyone full control etc.
On my awesome kick ass lappy @ 166mhz of DSL power, I am running 1.4 dsl with cups installed. I also went to the samsung web site and downloaded the native *.tar file for my printer and untarred it.
Went over to CUps.org and read the docs. found I needed to do the following as well.
) Configure CUPS for Samba:
ln –s `which smbspool` /usr/lib/cups/backend/smb
After taking the above steps, i ran cups admin , attempted at adding the printer. The printer does show as an available printer to choose ( drivers ) under the part where it ask you where it is located, eg LPD, http , IP PROTOCAL, USB, etc.. theres now an option that appears to be not configured correctly. It shows " unknown networkSMB"
i select this, go next. add the location of the printer
then i continue with the install. When I try to print to the printer, it attempts at contacting it, then simply goes offline. I cannot start it up. if i click on start printer, it refreshes the page and tells me the printer was started.. but if i go back to printer info, it still shows as being offline.
Any help on this matter, is extremelly appreciated.