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I have an HP printer connected to my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I have 2 other Windows computers (Win7/Vista). Both of these Windows computers can view, install, and print a test page to the shared Ubuntu printer. The Windows computers cannot print anything to the Ubuntu printer except the test page under properties or during install. I have tried word and pdf files.

  • Have you ever found a solution to this problem? I have the exact same one with a similar setup. – waldrumpus Jan 24 '13 at 15:30
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    @waldrumpus RmburaK's answer solved this for me – Tobias Kienzler Apr 27 '14 at 10:06
  • @waldrumpus Indeed, I had exactly the same issue, sharing over cups instead of samba fixed the issue for me. – Arda Apr 28 '14 at 12:55
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In Linux stop sharing the printer through Samba.

Share it through CUPS instead: go to http://localhost:631/ and there will be spoe "Share printers" checkbox.

On Windows add a Network printer, and don't search for it; add manually this address:

http://servername_or_IP:631/printers/printer_name

printer_name is the name shown in the CUPS Web interface for your printer.

You will be prompted to choose the proper model and a driver will be installed. That's it.

Unlike Samba, advanced feature also work now.

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    I'd vote +10 if I could. EASY and PERFECT solution. Thanks a ton :) – Pitto Jun 15 '13 at 14:04
  • I had issues printing PDF pages and some excel sheets. Thanks a lot for this! :) – Arda Apr 28 '14 at 12:54
  • Found this after over an hour trying to get it to work not realizing I was doing it through samba rather than CUPS... thanks for the rescue! – rmp251 Jan 4 '15 at 3:48
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In the print dialog go to: Preferences->Document Options->Advanced Printing Settings-> select "DISABLED" (a drop-box)

It's a HP driver on Microsoft thing.

I have the F2280 (HP Deskjet F2200 Series). Had to disable 2-up printing on an 8-page PDF.

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If he's already printed a test page you can bet samba is already installed. What you may want to play around with is the encoding/protocol. I think you may have to send print jobs in RAW format, or try one of the other formats it offers. I'm pretty sure that is where your problem will lay.

  • So, how do send print jobs in RAW format? How do I try that? – Darren Farnsworth Mar 7 '12 at 21:46
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This is a Ubuntu Guide For Windows Users: Connecting To Shared Printers On Windows Computers.

http://www.watchingthenet.com/connecting-to-shared-printers-on-windows-computers.html

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