[TriLUG] Samba printing problems
mark at thefowles.com
mark at thefowles.com
Wed Apr 27 15:02:05 EDT 2005
Not sure if this will help (but I've had to do this before)
On the windows machine - get into the registry and remove it from the list -
> On 4/27/05, Glenn Hennessee <Glenn_Hennessee at ncsu.edu> wrote:
>> Rick DeNatale wrote:
>> > Thanks to Kevin and Jeff, I've now got the Windoze machine printing to
>> > the printer using Cups instead of Samba.
>> > One more niggling windoze problem. I can't seem to get rid of the old
>> > printer from the windows machine. It just sits there saying that it
>> > is "deleting". If I reboot it just comes back. I tried googling but
>> > didn't come up with anything.
>> > I know that this is a windoze question, but thought somebody here
>> > might know what might be going on.
>> Windows actually tries to access the printer if you just click on it. If
>> the printer doesn't actually exist any longer it can take windows quite
>> some time to time out. Try right clicking the mouse on the printer and
>> select delete rather than left clicking and hitting the delete key.
>> Right click usually bypasses the "check the status" of the printer.
> Well I'd already tried that, just tried it again. It doesn't seem to
> make a difference.
> Left clicking seems to select the printer before it brings up the context
> This is in the Windows XP (home if that matters) Faxes and Printers
> window. There seem to be at least three ways to try to delete a
> 1) Select it then hit the delete this printer link in the upper left
> panel of the window.
> 2) Select it and hit the delete key.
> 3) Left click to bring up a context menu and select delete this printer.
> All seem to work the same way, first they ask are you sure, then the
> printer shows "deleting" under the printer's icon which NEVER seems to
> time out. Rebooting just clears the "deleting."
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