I get (Getting printer information failed) message when trying to print to my (desktop lubuntu 16.04 shared printer) from my (client lubuntu 16.04 laptop). The desktop pc has an HP Deskjet 1050-J410 series printer connected by USB, CUPS & hplip installed but samba has been uninstalled as not using windows. The printer appears in Printer Configuration window automatically, but will not print. hplip is not installed on the client machine. This happens when trying to print from Leafpad, Libreoffice writer & Firefox. when trouble shooting I get run (su -c 'journalctl -u cups.service --since="None" --until="2016-08-11 13:35:24"' > troubleshoot-logs.txt) This displays authentication failure. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Samba or NFS is needed to print to the shared printer. The desktop where printer is attached needs to have samba server enabled as well as password for samba set via sudo smbpasswd -a user
After that the password needs to be set in printer verification dialog on the client machine.
Got it to print at last it was the firewall on the print server. Tried sudo ufw allow 139/tcp sudo ufw allow 445/tcp sudo ufw allow 137/udp sudo ufw allow 138/udp iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 631 -j ACCEPT sudo ufw allow 5353/udp sudo ufw allow mdns Non of which worked, so I have disabled the firewall.