Network shared printer keeps prompting clients for username/password

Bug #1438045 reported by Christopher M. Penalver on 2015-03-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
samba (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

With a USB attached printer, when going through the New Printer dialogue in Ubuntu, it prompts for a username and password. Even if I type in a username for the original user account when the instance was installed, it doesn't accept the credentials.

With Windows 8.1 it won't even see the printer when attempting to connect with an IP address.

The printer prints locally successfully, and the firewall is off.

WORKAROUND: Install Samba.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: samba (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-10.10-generic 3.19.2
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-10-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.16.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
BothFailedConnect: Yes
CurrentDesktop: GNOME-Flashback:Unity
Date: Mon Mar 30 01:52:00 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-03-29 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Beta amd64 (20150326)

SambaServerRegression: Yes
SmbConfIncluded: Yes

SourcePackage: samba
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

summary: - Samba shared printer keeps prompting clients for username/password
+ Network shared printer keeps prompting clients for username/password
description: updated
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Low
description: updated
description: updated
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