I originally posted this in the newbie forum but didn't get many replies. I thought maybe I'd get more replies here. Sorry for the cross-posting. Any moderator, feel free to delete the "other" post
I would appreciate if someone could either help me with this or point me to a thread / site to get me started.
Three computers are on my home network:
One Windows 2000 SP4 box (ICS/gateway)
One Windows XP SP1 box (has a shared printer)
My computer, dualbooting WinXP SP1 and Slackware 9.1
The Win2000 box is running Internet Connection Sharing and this has worked fine with Linux from the start. I have no problem using the Internet from Slackware 9.1.
Both the Win2000 and the WinXP box have a couple of folders shared, and I can access those without problems from Slack.
The Win boxes can see my computer when it's booted into Slackware and access shared directories.
So, the network and Samba appear to be working correctly.
The Windows XP box has a HP 960c printer connected to it, and it's shared over the network. However, I have not been able to add it or print to it from Linux on my box.
In KDE, I found that a cute little program for adding and managing printers was already included in the control central. That's great! This will be easy! Except, it doesn't work...
I selected the CUPS printing system. I then right-clicked and selected Add Printer/Class. A wizzard with cute graphics and helpful text came up. I clicked next and was asked to select a device. I got to choose from Local Printer, LPD, TCP printer etc. SMB-Shared Printer (Windows) was also in the list of options. However, that particular option is greyed out. I obviously need to add *something* to be able to print from a Windows shared printer, but what, and how?