Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82579
can not print to my printer attached to a windows 2000 pc
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
Set up printer. Try to send a test page. can't print it says: lpr: unable to
print file: server-error-service-unavailable
It used to be able to print the test page in beta 1 but now in beta 2 it gives
this error message. Also in beta 1 although it would print the test page it
would not print from any word processor or editor.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.click printer icon
2.click send test page
Actual Results: error message generated
Expected Results: test page prints and from other applications.
What kind of printer is it? Is it locally connected or remote (SMB, JetDirect,
etc)? If it's remote, has anything changed on the server? Can you print from
Oh, wait, it's a Windows-attached printer isn't it? (Hadn't read the summary..)
What does 'smbclient -L windows' say (with 'windows' replaced by the name of the
[root@dhcppc3 hardaway]# smbclient -L Nick
added interface ip=192.168.0.4 bcast=192.168.0.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
Got a positive name query response from 192.168.0.2 ( 192.168.0.2 )
Anonymous login successful
Domain=[CORPORATE_NT] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
Error returning browse list: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
Can you try printing something using smbclient? The syntax is:
smbclient //Nick/share 'password' -N -P -U user
with your own user and password, if needed (are they needed for this machine?).
Then when you get a prompt, 'print /etc/fstab' and see if it prints.
i followed you instructions changing share to HPLaserJ which the share name for
the printer and userid, password stuff. It connected without any complaints.
Then I printed fstab but only the first line in fstab came out on the printer.
In /etc/cups/printers.conf there will be a section for that printer. What does
the DeviceURI line look like?
What version of redhat-config-printer are you using? If prior to 0.6.27, please
try the latest version from rawhide:
I have the latest now and launched it and edit my printer config applied and
exited. It now appears to be working properly. Thank You!!