Ubuntu Desktop and Sharing printers with XP

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by SawtheLight, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    Hi all,

    I have installed ubuntu 6.10 desktop on amy home machine which when it had xp was also a wirless print server.

    I have installed samba and can see the workgroup in the Network properties on the xp desktop/laptops. In ubuntu 1 have click share my printer, i have modified the smb file for cups and permission = users
    What happens; (XP)
    Add a new printer.
    Go through wizard and input server.
    eg: \\hmsrv\dj990c
    A Uname/pword dialog appears. I type the username and correct password and it fails to connect. I type hmsrv\user1, & pword and fails to connect. I created a 'user' and put it in the user group.

    I am missing something. but WHAT....

    Thanks in anticipation.:confused: :confused:
  2. martinfst

    martinfst Member Moderator

    Did you allow the printer to be shared on your winXP system? Can you print from other windows boxes to this attached printer?
  3. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    You are trying to share the printer from your ubuntu computer right?
    And WinXP tries to access it through the ubuntu computer?

    If so, could you please post your /etc/samba/smb.conf file?
  4. martinfst

    martinfst Member Moderator

    Right, maybe I read the post of SawtheLight incorrect. :(

    Maybe the question is to use a printer on his system, which he migrated from XP to Ubuntu? In that case, installing a package like CUPS should be able to handle printers directly connected to a Linux system.
  5. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    I'm not sure but I think the printer is attached to the ubuntu box and he wants to connect with winxp to it...
  6. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    Correct, thanks for the replys, i will post the conf file tonight, when i get the chance to play with it.

    Printer is attached to ubuntu box, want to connect 2 winxp clients and print.
    Is there any '99% you have missed' settings which i can try? Before i tax too many brains with my ignorance.

  7. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    I have cups installed, it is with the basic install of edgy eft; otherwise is the a 'higher' level of cups i need to connect with win xp? Although i am sure my problem is with samba permissions.
  8. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    Did you use SWAT to setup samba?

    (1) Install swat:
    sudo apt-get install swat
    (2) Add to /etc/services
      swat 	901/tcp			#SWAT
    (3) Add to /etc/inetd.conf (if necessary):
    swat 	stream 	tcp 	nowait.400	root 	/usr/sbin/swat 	swat
    Depending on your version it could also be /etc/xinted.conf instead of /etc/inted.conf

    Add to /etc/xomted.conf (if necessary)
    includedir /etc/xinetd.d
    (4) Create/Alter /etc/xinetd.d/swat to:
    # default: on 
      # description: SWAT is the Samba Web Admin Tool. Use swat \ 
      # 	to configure your Samba server. To use SWAT, \ 
      # 	connect to port 901 with your favorite web browser. 
      service swat 
    	port = 901 
    	socket_type = stream 
    	wait = no 
    	only_from = localhost 
    	user = root 
    	server = /usr/sbin/swat 
    	log_on_failure += USERID 
    	disable = no 
    (5) Restart xinetd
    service xinetd restart
    (6) Connect to SWAT throuth http://localhost:901
    --> Root must be activated and you must login as root to get access.
  9. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    Thanks will try this tonight...

    Is this a SAMBA config tool?
    EdIT: Thanks - i can read now - YES IT IS
  10. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    Did it work?
    I used swat the first time I setup samba (and have ever since copied the smb.conf that it created) :)
  11. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    +++ Abridged version ++++


    ## Browsing/Identification ###

    # Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
    workgroup = MSHOME

    # server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
    server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

    # Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
    # WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable its WINS Server
    ; wins support = no

    # WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
    # Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
    ; wins server = w.x.y.z

    # This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.
    dns proxy = no

    # What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host names
    # to IP addresses
    ; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

    # interface names are normally preferred
    ; interfaces = eth0

    ; bind interfaces only = true

    #### Debugging/Accounting ####

    # This tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
    # that connects
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

    # Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
    max log size = 1000

    # If you want Samba to only log through syslog then set the following
    # parameter to 'yes'.
    ; syslog only = no

    # We want Samba to log a minimum amount of information to syslog. Everything
    # should go to /var/log/samba/log.{smbd,nmbd} instead. If you want to log
    # through syslog you should set the following parameter to something higher.
    syslog = 0

    # Do something sensible when Samba crashes: mail the admin a backtrace
    panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

    # in the samba-doc package for details.
    security = user

    # You may wish to use password encryption. See the section on
    # 'encrypt passwords' in the smb.conf(5) manpage before enabling.
    encrypt passwords = true

    # If you are using encrypted passwords, Samba will need to know what
    # password database type you are using.
    passdb backend = tdbsam

    obey pam restrictions = yes

    ; guest account = nobody
    invalid users = root

    # This boolean parameter controls whether Samba attempts to sync the Unix
    # password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the
    # passdb is changed.
    ; unix password sync = no

    # sending the correct chat script for the passwd program in Debian Sarge).
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .

    # 'passwd program'. The default is 'no'.
    ; pam password change = no

    ########## Domains ###########

    # If you are the BDC you must
    # change the 'domain master' setting to no
    ; domain logons = yes
    # The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
    # It specifies the location of the user's profile directory
    # from the client point of view)
    # The following required a [profiles] share to be setup on the
    # samba server (see below)
    ; logon path = \\%N\profiles\%U
    # Another common choice is storing the profile in the user's home directory
    ; logon path = \\%N\%U\profile

    # The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
    # It specifies the location of a user's home directory (from the client
    # point of view)
    ; logon drive = H:
    ; logon home = \\%N\%U

    # The following setting only takes effect if 'domain logons' is set
    # It specifies the script to run during logon. The script must be stored
    # in the [netlogon] share
    # NOTE: Must be store in 'DOS' file format convention
    ; logon script = logon.cmd

    # This allows Unix users to be created on the domain controller via the SAMR
    # RPC pipe. The example command creates a user account with a disabled Unix
    # password; please adapt to your needs
    ; add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u

    ########## Printing ##########

    # If you want to automatically load your printer list rather
    # than setting them up individually then you'll need this
    ; load printers = yes

    # lpr(ng) printing. You may wish to override the location of the
    # printcap file
    ; printing = bsd
    ; printcap name = /etc/printcap

    # CUPS printing. See also the cupsaddsmb(8) manpage in the
    # cupsys-client package.
    printing = cups
    printcap name = cups

    # When using [print$], root is implicitly a 'printer admin', but you can
    # also give this right to other users to add drivers and set printer
    # properties
    printer admin = @lpadmin

    ############ Misc ############

    # of the machine that is connecting
    ; include = /home/samba/etc/smb.conf.%m

    # Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
    # See smb.conf(5) and /usr/share/doc/samba-doc/htmldocs/speed.html
    # for details
    # You may want to add the following on a Linux system:
    # SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY

    ; message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s' &

    # must set this to 'no'; otherwise, the default behavior is recommended.
    ; domain master = auto

    # Some defaults for winbind (make sure you're not using the ranges
    # for something else.)
    ; idmap uid = 10000-20000
    ; idmap gid = 10000-20000
    ; template shell = /bin/bash

    #======================= Share Definitions =======================

    # Un-comment the following (and tweak the other settings below to suit)
    # to enable the default home directory shares. This will share each
    # user's home directory as \\server\username
    ; comment = Home Directories
    ; browseable = no

    # By default, \\server\username shares can be connected to by anyone
    # with access to the samba server. Un-comment the following parameter
    # to make sure that only "username" can connect to \\server\username
    ; valid users = %S

    # By default, the home directories are exported read-only. Change next
    # parameter to 'yes' if you want to be able to write to them.
    ; writable = no

    # File creation mask is set to 0600 for security reasons. If you want to
    # create files with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0664.
    ; create mask = 0600

    # Directory creation mask is set to 0700 for security reasons. If you want to
    # create dirs. with group=rw permissions, set next parameter to 0775.
    ; directory mask = 0700

    # Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
    # (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
    ; comment = Network Logon Service
    ; path = /home/samba/netlogon
    ; guest ok = yes
    ; writable = no
    ; share modes = no

    # Un-comment the following and create the profiles directory to store
    # users profiles (see the "logon path" option above)
    # (you need to configure Samba to act as a domain controller too.)
    # The path below should be writable by all users so that their
    # profile directory may be created the first time they log on
    ; comment = Users profiles
    ; path = /home/samba/profiles
    ; guest ok = no
    ; browseable = no
    ; create mask = 0600
    ; directory mask = 0700

    comment = All Printers
    browseable = no
    path = /tmp
    printable = yes
    public = no
    writable = no
    create mode = 0700

    # Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
    # printer drivers
    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers
    browseable = yes
    read only = yes
    guest ok = no
    # Uncomment to allow remote administration of Windows print drivers.
    # Replace 'ntadmin' with the name of the group your admin users are
    # members of.
    ; write list = root, @ntadmin

    # A sample share for sharing your CD-ROM with others.
    ; comment = Samba server's CD-ROM
    ; writable = no
    ; locking = no
    ; path = /cdrom
    ; public = yes

    # The next two parameters show how to auto-mount a CD-ROM when the
    # cdrom share is accesed. For this to work /etc/fstab must contain
    # an entry like this:
    # /dev/scd0 /cdrom iso9660 defaults,noauto,ro,user 0 0
    # The CD-ROM gets unmounted automatically after the connection to the
    # If you don't want to use auto-mounting/unmounting make sure the CD
    # is mounted on /cdrom
    ; preexec = /bin/mount /cdrom
    ; postexec = /bin/umount /cdrom
    +++go for it - correct away+++:confused:
  12. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    The service wont restart - unknown command???
    But most was good except i had to create the swat file.


  13. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member


    I can not connect to it :mad:
    Followed you instructions; all things in right place.
    How do i start firefox as root
    "sudo -h firefox"?
  14. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    To enable root enter this in the shell:

    sudo passwd root
    That will then set a password for root and then you can use firefox normally (doesn't need to be started as root/sudo) and enter as login:
    User: root
    Pwd: the password you have entered above
  15. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    Firefox comesback with unable to connect????
    The connection is direct in firefox network properties, although i coudnt restart the service it keeps coming up with command not found.
    ?? thanks for the assistance !!
  16. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    sudo start xinetd
    replies: unknown service
  17. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    My mistake, do this:

    sudo /etc/init.d/xinetd restart
  18. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member


    Thanks for that i thought i had tried this........
    But i will ensure i give it a go tonight.
    What is really annoying, is that everything is supposed to be easy to set up but when i try nothing works. Being new to linux and not knowing the commands well, feeling like a blind man, its all frustrating. Makes me realise why windows has been so popular.:eek:
  19. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    What you want to do isn't basic anymore... :)
  20. SawtheLight

    SawtheLight New Member

    I can tell...

    with your amended instrauction i get this.
    sudo: /etc/init.d/xinetd: command not found

    Looks like there is no service xinetd at all.

    Any ideas?:confused:

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