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Alain Muls 02-14-2008 08:36 AM

ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 42, Issue 138
 
ubuntu-users-request@lists.ubuntu.com wrote:



Message: 4
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 01:22:35 +0100
From: Gerald Dachs <ubuntu@dachsweb.de>
Subject: Re: Printer invisible thru USB-switch
To: ubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
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Am Thu, 14 Feb 2008 00:12:38 +0100
schrieb Tom Rausner <tom@rausner.dk>:



Hey there !

I'm not new to Linux or even to Ubuntu but I've got a problem I can't
handle. My whife and I have been using different printers until now,
for technical reasons, but from now on we are going to use the same
printer. To make things easy I've invested in a USB-switch to make it
possible to switch on to the printer when ever one of us want to.
Just to make it tricky my whife is a windows-user and I'm a dedicated
Ubuntu fan. So I went and got a "ATEN US-401 USB-SWITCH". Windows
handles it fine (it's a windows thing) BUT Ubuntu can't see the
printer thru the switch and nothing I do seems to make any
difference. Is there a way round the problem or have I just waisted
my money ?



Sorry to say, but yes. You should have bought something like this:
http://www.netgear.com/Products/PrintServers/WiredPrintServers/PS121.aspx
With a print server there is no need to switch, you could use the
printer from all computers inside your local network.

Gerald



Hi

I just had the same problem, selecting USB gave a usb://unknown for the URI.
I use kubuntu and in stead of selecting a local printer to add, I
selected the option "other printer". In this list I found the printer
USB port present and went on to install the printer


bye/Alain

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Tom Rausner 02-14-2008 09:14 PM

ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 42, Issue 138
 
Hi Alain !

tor, 14 02 2008 kl. 10:36 +0100, skrev Alain Muls:

> I just had the same problem, selecting USB gave a usb://unknown for the URI.
> I use kubuntu and in stead of selecting a local printer to add, I
> selected the option "other printer". In this list I found the printer
> USB port present and went on to install the printer
>
> bye/Alain

Sounds very interresting. I'll try it out. Thanks a bunch.

Tom.


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