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Old 03-10-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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rdesktop - how can I get my local printer to work?


Hi,

I'm using Mandriva 2006, and I'm using rdesktop to connect to a remote Windows-2003 server. I've got a HP Laserjet 1320 connected to my USB port - and it works just fine when I print locally (within Mandriva). I'm using CUPS.

I'm starting rdesktop with a command line similar to this:

rdesktop -u a_username_here -p a_password_here -g 1270x980 -a 16 -k no 85.55.144.214 -d NTSERVER -r
printer:HPLaserjet_1320n="hp LaserJet 1320 PCL 5e"


BUT - I just don't understand how to get it to print from the remote server. What I want, is to start Word on the remote server and print out on my printer that I have connected to my computer.

I'm able to see it within the remote desktop (when I go to "Start" and "Printers and Faxes") - but in the terminal window in Mandriva - I'm getting an error message from CUPS (?):

lpr: error - unable to print file: client-error-not-found

I know that there's a lot of things here that I don't understand - but I'm not so good at Linux as yet.

How do I deal with this printing problem???

Regards,
Ingar
 
Old 03-10-2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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Possible work around (might not apply to your situation)

- Share printer locally via samba
- Add shared printer to server
- Print to shared printer

Although looking at your connection string it looks like the computer your connecting is a remote computer over the internet so it might be a problem with firewalls and such like (not sure which IP ports CUPS uses).
 
  


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