[Kde-print-devel] [Bug 129393] Assistant for printer interface change does not work

Kurt Pfeifle pfeifle at kde.org
Sun Jan 14 22:52:20 CET 2007

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Ah, OK. May be a KDEPrint bug then. Or CUPS. But I can't currently test this myself.

Please ping me end of this month or beginning of February should you not hear anything new.

Can you do a few steps of debugging this yourself? Can you see what command the KDE Add Printer Wizard executes when you try to change the backend? Does it prompt you for username/password?

Please quote the printers.conf section for the exisiting printer (obfuscate any sensitive information).

Is this an Active Directory domain?

Does this (change of smb:// backend) work with CUPS on the commandline?

To test, for an existing printer that is connencted with via SMB, find its device URI like this:

  lpstat -v printername

It should return s.th. like this:

  Device for printername: smb://oldwindowsbox/oldprintersharename

Now run this commandline to change the backend:

  lpadmin -p printername -v smb://newwindowsbox/newprintersharename

Can you print to the new address now?

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