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cannot install samba printer

asked 2013-09-26 04:43:46 -0500

fedoralinux2013 gravatar image

updated 2013-09-28 10:08:17 -0500

I tried to install a network printer on my fedora 19 system. When I browse a samba printer, I get an error message as below: sudo system-config-printer TypeError: smb_select_function() takes exactly 5 arguments (6 given)

Anyone can help me?


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answered 2013-09-27 00:22:35 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image
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answered 2013-09-26 08:14:03 -0500

felipevsw gravatar image

Try to install it via CUPS directly. On your browser type localhost:631

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My printer is Samsung CLP-315. I tried what you suggested but failed. Anyway, I have installed splix (sudo yum install splix). After that, I can successfully install samba printer. I don't know why though. I can print now!

fedoralinux2013 gravatar imagefedoralinux2013 ( 2013-09-28 10:00:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-09-27 02:50:07 -0500

fedoralinux2013 gravatar image

Thank you FranciscoD and felipevsw. I haven't any problems with printer configurations until I installed Fedora 19 2days ago. I can see my windows printer when I browse samba printer. But as soon as I click the printer, I've got the error message as I said in my first post. Is it due to a bug or something else?

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Clearly you won't be able to install it the way you're trying because it is passing more arguments than the function is expecting. So the function doesn't know which one to discard, hence the error. Try the CUPS way as I said, and take a look at the guide Francisco linked.

felipevsw gravatar imagefelipevsw ( 2013-09-27 08:13:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-09-28 16:38:52 -0500

jmt gravatar image

There is a workaround for this:

  1. Browse to the printer and do not select it
  2. Write "server/queuename" into the input field

I verified this problem on my own system and filed a bug report on Red Hat Bugzilla.

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This has been fixed in system-config-printer-1.4.3-1.fc19 which should appear soon in the Fedora repository (it is already available in updates-testing)

jmt gravatar imagejmt ( 2013-10-24 10:54:51 -0500 )edit

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