Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51621
smb printers, very confusing setup
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:47 EDT
Description of problem:
The setup of smb printers seems to be very counter-intuitive, and prone to
Steps to Reproduce:
Use printconf from within gnome to setup an smb printer.
Wizard asks for "share"; until now, everytime I've heard "share" I thought
to the printer share, so I typed it, wondering where I could insert the
netbios name of the windows pc....
Printer does not work, because for "share" the wizard wants this:
This is the only way I could make it work after looking at
what /usr/share/printconf/util/smbprint does.
I think noone will use the correct syntax at the first try.
Wizard should have 2 fields:
Netbios name of the pc:
Netbios name of the printer share:
and use this info to build the correct syntax
smbprint uses -N which means "no password", but it uses the password if
you type it. I don't know if this may cause further problems.
Maybe consider the syntax
where if variables are blank it's considered an anonymous login.
This seems to be a duplicate of bug #43905.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 43905 ***