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Windows 7 & Linux Ubuntu Printing Connection

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mac, May 9, 2010.

  1. mac

    mac Flightless Bird

    I am trying to print form an Ubuntu PC to my Windows 7 network printer
    wirelessly. The ubuntu PC discovers the PC but when I try to connect it
    asks me for a Username and password. I know there is a network Printing
    paswword and I know it. But I don't have a Username. Where can I find my
    username in Windows 7?

    Is there something I need to do to my "Microsoft Security Essentials" to
    allow a Linux machine thru? I have no problems with my other W7, Vista or
    XP machines connecting.

    mac
     
  2. WaterBoy

    WaterBoy Flightless Bird

    "mac" <mac@nospan.com> wrote in message
    news:n1EFn.1329$V%2.596@newsfe08.iad...
    >I am trying to print form an Ubuntu PC to my Windows 7 network printer
    >wirelessly. The ubuntu PC discovers the PC but when I try to connect it
    >asks me for a Username and password. I know there is a network Printing
    >paswword and I know it. But I don't have a Username. Where can I find my
    >username in Windows 7?
    >
    > Is there something I need to do to my "Microsoft Security Essentials" to
    > allow a Linux machine thru? I have no problems with my other W7, Vista or
    > XP machines connecting.
    >
    > mac


    No, Microsoft Essentials is working properly. It's keeping that shiity
    UbooBoo from polluting your network!

    WaterBoy
     
  3. Parko

    Parko Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 09 May 2010 15:28:21 -0400, mac wrote:

    > I am trying to print form an Ubuntu PC to my Windows 7 network printer
    > wirelessly. The ubuntu PC discovers the PC but when I try to connect it
    > asks me for a Username and password. I know there is a network Printing
    > paswword and I know it. But I don't have a Username. Where can I find
    > my username in Windows 7?
    >
    > Is there something I need to do to my "Microsoft Security Essentials" to
    > allow a Linux machine thru? I have no problems with my other W7, Vista
    > or XP machines connecting.
    >
    > mac


    Not being an Ubuntu user but having eight years Linux experience you may
    find this article helpful.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba
     
  4. mac

    mac Flightless Bird

    Thanks Parko,

    A lot of good information here!

    mac

    "Parko" <noneofyourbloodybusiness@nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
    news:sfTFn.24003$pv.23746@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
    > On Sun, 09 May 2010 15:28:21 -0400, mac wrote:
    >
    >> I am trying to print form an Ubuntu PC to my Windows 7 network printer
    >> wirelessly. The ubuntu PC discovers the PC but when I try to connect it
    >> asks me for a Username and password. I know there is a network Printing
    >> paswword and I know it. But I don't have a Username. Where can I find
    >> my username in Windows 7?
    >>
    >> Is there something I need to do to my "Microsoft Security Essentials" to
    >> allow a Linux machine thru? I have no problems with my other W7, Vista
    >> or XP machines connecting.
    >>
    >> mac

    >
    > Not being an Ubuntu user but having eight years Linux experience you may
    > find this article helpful.
    > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpSamba
    >
     
  5. SeekingTruth

    SeekingTruth Baby Bird

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    Re: Windows 7 & Linux Ubuntu Printing Connection (SOLVED)

    The simplest way, by far, is to simply use lpd to print:

    On the Win7 Machine:

    Make sure lpd is turned on in Windows 7. Under the "Programs and Features" control panel click on "Turn Windows Features On and Off". Expand "Print and Document Services" and make sure that "LPD Print Service" is checked.


    On the Ubuntu Machine:

    Set up printing from Samba as usual, but do NOT use something like "smb://PCName/PrinterName. Instead use "lpd://IP_address_of_Win7_machine/PrinterName".

    With this method you can bypass all the permissions issues that mess up printing from Ubuntu to a Win7 attached printer!
     

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