Recently installed Kubuntu 12.10 on a Dell XPS system. Overall happy, but I cannot access my Windows printers. Samba is correctly installed and works for browsing and accessing Windows directories on the MSHOME workgroup.
When trying to add my existing (and working) printers to Kubuntu, I select the "Windows Printer via SAMBA" option and the "browse" box on the right is not available (gray). When entering the printer name directly, as soon as I have entered "smb://MSHOME/x", "x" being just about anything, the "next" button at the bottom is available and enables me to select a printer. which of course will not work! (no correct Windows server or printer is selected).
I tried just about all options, including providing proper authentication data but nothing seems to enable the "browse" box to become active.
Sounds to me like a bug in the add printer feature, no?
Note: Entering the exact path to the printer enables to select, enable and print, but it may not be easy in a larger network environment.