Printing to Ubuntu 10.10 shared printer from Windows 7.

First problem I ran into with my new Ubuntu 10.10 home server was trying to print to the printer attached to it from my windows 7.

The solution was to modify the smb.conf file.

1) Launch terminal
2) enter: gksudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
3) Go to the “printing” section and add:
load printers = yes
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
and add
use client driver = Yes

it should look like this:

4) restart samba with :
sudo service smbd restart

Author: mark

Creative technologist

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