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I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on two machines. One has a USB printer connected. I want to share this printer with the other over the wireless network.

Under Printing > Server > Settings:

I have Publish shared printers connected to this system and Allow printing from the internet enabled. All other checkboxes are disabled.

When I right click on the printer icon, I can see enabled and shared are ticked.

On my other machine, I can now click on add network printer. It finds the machine name of the server and correctly identifies the printer.

However, print test page fails. Under printer properties the printer state says:

Processing - Unable to connect to printer; will retry in 30 seconds...

What's gone wrong?

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Tom Brossman, Ringtail, maythux, Mitch Oct 16 '12 at 5:25

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can you provide any image of print page? – shantanu Feb 11 '12 at 19:44
I think Paulus_almighty testing printing a test page – Achu Feb 11 '12 at 19:49
shantanu, are you asking for a print of the Printer Properties dialog box? – paulus_almighty Feb 11 '12 at 20:57
This question looks abandoned. @paulus_almighty you logged in today, are you still having this issue? – Tom Brossman Oct 15 '12 at 21:08

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Try to delete printer, and try again, I do it by following tutorial on this page and it works:

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