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Printers and Faxes window displays "Access denied, unable to connect" under the printer icon.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Microsoft Windows XP


Printers and Faxes window shows "Access denied, unable to connect", however workstations are still able to print.


Do the following steps to solve the problem:

Note: The steps below require root access.
1. add a line "use client driver =yes" to the "[printers] section in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file.
Here is an example of what the file should look like
comment = All Printers
path = /var/tmp
printable = Yes
create mask = 0600
browseable = yes
use client driver = yes
2. In a teminal window as root, type "/etc/init.d/smb restart" to restart samba


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  • Document ID:3867286
  • Creation Date: 03-Oct-2006
  • Modified Date:19-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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