[Samba] Samba printing

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sun Apr 27 21:14:44 GMT 2003

Is this really a samba question?

The first sentence describing your problem doesn't seem relevant.

> I have Samba running on the linuxbox serving WinME on the other boxes. 

This doesn't even sound like an smbclient problem, which is what actually
does the printing. This sounds like a name resolution problem.

I would look into any available printer logs to see what may have happened.

What happens when you just try:
smbclient //server/printername

That should log you onto the printer share. 


On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 01:15:26PM -0500, Bob McLaughlin wrote:
> I sent the following yesterday with no response.  Somebody out there
> must know how to cope with this error message.  Hope the right person
> reads this.
> I have Samba running on the linuxbox serving WinME on the other boxes. 
> My printer is an hp deskjet  hooked to a WinME machine. I used
> gnome>System settings>Printing to set up printing from the linuxbox to
> the WinME box.  Everything went smooth during setup with the printer
> being recognized properly as 'Networked Windows (SMB)' When I try a test
> print I get the error 'Get_localhost: 'Localhost' IP address not
> available'.  When I try to print a document it appears to cache, go away
> and never come back.  Anybody have any suggestions?
> -- 
> Bob McLaughlin <bobm142 at attbi.com>
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