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Author Topic: Windows-shared printer receives print job but still won't print  (Read 4400 times)

silentstone

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Finally got to CUPS web interface, added new printer there.  Saved changes, and clicked on "Print test page"--this is all from VL-5.8 Standard laptop wirelessly connected on home network, to HP Officejet j3600 all-in-one printer on a Windows XP MCE desktop also wirelessly connected downstairs on home network.  So, 35 minutes later, I go to check the test page on that Windows computer downstairs.

Nothing printed, but in the print-job list (on that Windows computer), there's my document, called "Remote downlevel document" by user "Guest".  I'm not sure if "Guest" should be there, since I explicitly used a username and password in CUPS that is legitimately on both networked computers.

Help, please!
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nightflier

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Re: Windows-shared printer receives print job but still won't print
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2008, 04:57:45 am »

In the CUPS web interface, under "Jobs", does the job show up as completed?
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silentstone

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Re: Windows-shared printer receives print job but still won't print
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 06:07:21 am »

Hmm, oddly enough, it did immediately report the job as "completed":
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ID     Name     User     Size     Pages     State     Control
HPOJj3600-3     Test Page     root     19k     1     completed at
Fri 30 May 2008 09:49:56 PM EDT     

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nightflier

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Re: Windows-shared printer receives print job but still won't print
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 08:50:28 am »

Your problem seems similar to this one:
http://forums.techguy.org/unix-linux/414003-solved-ubuntu-printing.html

Notice the fix was to DE-select the "bi-directional support" on the WXP machine.
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silentstone

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Re: Windows-shared printer receives print job but still won't print
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2008, 09:16:04 am »

Thanks for your help, nightflier!  It just printed successfully.
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