Print Story OS X / Samba Printing Woes
By priestess (Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 03:41:59 AM EST) os x, tiger, leopard, printing, samba, smb, samsung, subgenius, end of the world (all tags)
Dear Husi printing experts,

So the office manager brought a shiny new printer. A Samsung ML-2010. I plugged it into our existing linux print/file server, added it with the CUPS interface, tested it with my Leopard machine and all was well.

Then I get the complaints that the Tiger machines can't see this new printer. They can still see and use the Samsung CLP-300 colour printer, they can still see the share files directory.

No matter how much fiddling and rebooting and deleting and re-installing I've been doing all morning these machines the result seems to be the same: Leopard sees both printers, Linux sees both printers, presumably (though untested) Windows sees both printers. No matter how much Googling I do I can't seem to find anyone with any help.

It's just Tiger that has a blind-spot and won't put the ML-2010 into the little network browser so I can click "Add printer" and have it work.

I blame SAMBA really. SAMBA always makes me beg and crawl and jump through hoops before it works properly.

Anyone got any ideas I can try?

In other news: The world ends tomorrow (Well, on the 5th July) and you may die! We're doing another subgenius End-Of-The-World show in Copenhagen this weekend which should be good fun. Hopefully the world will actually end this year and I won't have to figure out what to do with that fucking printer.

And now.... lunchtime! I'm gonna go grab a sandwich and not think about it for an hour.


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OS X / Samba Printing Woes | 4 comments (4 topical, 0 hidden)
WIPO by Herring (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 05:36:46 AM EST
The functionality fomerly known as "Prints".

/me gets coat.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

when you click the add printer by joh3n (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 09:02:10 AM EST
there should be the button that says 'more printers' down at the bottom.  If you hold down the option key when you click it, you should have the ability to select 'advanced'.  One of the advanced options is to explicitly configure the printer over smb which goes something like:

I just ate about 7 pounds of meat

Ah, cool by priestess (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 12:18:18 AM EST
That sounds like it may work. Can't try it till I'm back in the office tomorrow though.....

Chat to the virtual me...

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I think the best way to die by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 12:16:13 AM EST
Would be in an end of the world type situation. We'd all be going at once and so no-one would be sad.

It'd have to be quick though, no nuclear war or anything, that would really suck.

It's political correctness gone mad!

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