I came across this little beauty yesterday when trying to install a network printer on an Eeepc 701 8G running Lubuntu (really good distro by the way!!). The netbook could see the printer but was unable to install the driver.
The steps I took to rectify the problem were:
1. I thought it was a driver issue so I reinstalled the hp linux drivers. This made no difference.
2. I reinstalled CUPS. Again this made no difference.
3. I then remembered that the printer was shared through Samba. I had already installed samba onto the Eeepc but I hadn’t installed smbclient. Doh!! I installed this and the world is good again.
I hope this helps out someone else.
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