Printing Problem on Shared Printer

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Published on 2012-02-11T19:39:46Z Indexed on 2012/03/22 23:38 UTC
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I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on two machines. One has a USB printer connected. I want to share this printer with the other over the wireless network.

Under Printing > Server > Settings:

I have Publish shared printers connected to this system and Allow printing from the internet enabled. All other checkboxes are disabled.

When I right click on the printer icon, I can see enabled and shared are ticked.

On my other machine, I can now click on add network printer. It finds the machine name of the server and correctly identifies the printer.

However, print test page fails. Under printer properties the printer state says:

Processing - Unable to connect to printer; will retry in 30 seconds...

What's gone wrong?

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