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The Error Guy
27-04-2011, 12:38 AM
Setup ubuntu netbook 10.10 on a spare acer laptop at a mates place. They Just leave it running 24/7 so I thought I would make a handy print server.

The print clients would be:
Laptop (windows XP)
Apple iPhone 3GS
Apple iPhone 4

The apples are not necessary but it would be nice to have them work if possible.

I managed to set up CUPS correctly (I think) according to several sites however under networks, windows 7 cannot see the Ubuntu machine or find the printer.

I installed and probably not correctly, attempted to configure samba. No difference. The Ubuntu Machine can see the windows network correctly though.

Can someone explain how to do this. I'm confused :D


Speedy Gonzales
27-04-2011, 12:51 AM
Should wait for ubuntu 11.04 its on out Thursday / Friday. Its an authentication prob

From here (http://yonitg.com/solution-for-windows-7-samba-connection-problem/)

from the run command or from a cmd window run secpol.msc

go to “Local Policies” -> “Security Options” -> “Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level”

change to “LM and NTLM – use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated”

Press the OK button

The Error Guy
27-04-2011, 01:05 AM
Cheers speedy. Just tried it, It searched for a while before returning my local machine as the only PC.

Might try tweaking settings ubuntu side in the mean time

Re 11.04, Damn! I just finished downloading all the .iso's for 10.10 on the capless internet in china, i'll have to use my own :(

I might be able to get it done before I leave though!! :D

Speedy Gonzales
27-04-2011, 01:26 AM
So did you install Samba? (http://www.unixmen.com/linux-distributions/4-ubuntu/1203-how-to-install-and-configure-samba-in-ubuntu-1010-maverick-meerkat-via-gui-)

Try this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1339956&page=2). Bottom post

The Error Guy
27-04-2011, 01:38 AM
I previously installed it via sudo apt-get install samba

Bottom thread looks interesting though. I'll reinstall samba anyway. got mildly distracted, too much tweaking :p

Not much chance of it being stable atm :D

The Error Guy
27-04-2011, 02:40 AM
That appears to have done nothing. Its probably me doing it wrong somewhere.

Never Mind. If I don't work it out I won't worry. They are perfectly happy plugging the laptop in when they DO print, which is hardly ever anyway.

Cheers for the help speedy

Curse the lack of cross compatibility :D