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Problem setting up network printer [SOLVED]

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Problem setting up network printer [SOLVED]

#1 Postby JLS727 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:53 pm

I have previously been able to print using my windows10 pc's printer on MX-16. However, when I try to set that up with MX-17 I get the message "search is not available (pysmbc not installed)". Is this missing in MX-17? Please advise what I should do. Thanks.
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Re: Problem setting up network printer

#2 Postby dolphin_oracle » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:22 pm

JLS727 wrote:I have previously been able to print using my windows10 pc's printer on MX-16. However, when I try to set that up with MX-17 I get the message "search is not available (pysmbc not installed)". Is this missing in MX-17? Please advise what I should do. Thanks.


try intsalling

python3-smbc

its a recommend on the printer config utility but its not currently installed.
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Re: Problem setting up network printer

#3 Postby chrispop99 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:25 pm

Network printer installation was tested here using, an HP printer and the 'Add Printer' utility. It worked, so I'm not sure why you are having a problem.

The file you mention, pysmbc, is not installed here. (MX-17).

In case someone else can help, what method are you using for install the printer?

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Re: Problem setting up network printer

#4 Postby timkb4cq » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:27 pm

Python3-smbc is required for the Printer Settings utility to search for Samba shared printers. Direct network printers are discovered by a different mechanism.
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Re: Problem setting up network printer

#5 Postby JLS727 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:40 pm

Thanks alot. Installing that made everything work. Pretty sure I didn't have to install that with MX-16, but at least it works now.


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