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Hi guys, I'm back for some more help!! I'm running Mint 9 as my main network and my wifes Acer Aspire 5610 running Windows vista. My problem is that I ...
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    [SOLVED] Network printing problems


    Hi guys, I'm back for some more help!!

    I'm running Mint 9 as my main network and my wifes Acer Aspire 5610 running Windows vista. My problem is that I can't print from vista. It prints a test page just fine but when I tell it to actually print a document, the status says: "Access denied, unable to connect" I have 2 printers connected and they installed fine in Vista one is a HP LaserJet 2100 series and the other is an HP Photosmart C5280. Like i said, they both print the teat page just fine.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Have you tried adding the Windows user name to CUPS or HPLip? Are you even using CUPS or HPlip?
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    To be honest? I have no idea, i'm still a newbie at this...please HELP?? lol

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    How did you configure the printer/computers to begin with?
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    From my wifes laptop i went into install network printers, i found the printers on the linux computer, installed them and they are there. When I try to print test page it works but not for printing anything else

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    So, the printer is connected to the Linux machine? Is it a wireless Printer?
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    No, ones a usb and the other is a parallel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve509 View Post
    No, ones a usb and the other is a parallel
    And they are both hooked to the Linux machine?
    If this is the case, I would try looking in Mint System menu for Printer setup program of some sort...I know they have one but I am not sure of the name of it. I don't have access to Mint right now.
    Alternatively, you can try browsing to
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    http://localhost:631
    Look to see if CUPS is working or not...if it is, you need to make sure you select Administration>Share printers connected to this system and Allow printing from the Internet. There is also some pretty good documentation within CUPS too.
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    Mike, first let me thank you for all your help...when i go into print server, this is in the CUPS server box: /var/run/cups/cups.sock. The Allow printing from the internet box is checked along with all the other boxes. being a newbie I for one am stumped, but thats no surprise.. Any other suggestions??

    PS. yes, both printers are connected to the Linux box

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    I guess you could try posting your cups config file and see if anyone can spot anything out of the ordinary.
    Go into the cups interface and look under Administration>Edit config file and post the info back here.
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