Ah, Windows. It still has it’s old, quirky, you-just-can’t-wait-for-MicroSoft-to-go-out-of-business charm.
But seriously, if you are having trouble adding a printer on a Samba share on a Linux host try the following:
- After you authenticate to the Samba share, make sure that you actually open up a window displaying the contents of the home directory. For some reason, just authenticating to the Samba share will not get you access to the Samba servers list of shared printers.
- If the searching for printers window hangs without displaying the Samba share’s printers, hit the cancel button, close the window and try it again.