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Old 10-05-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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Suse 10 RC1 Printing to a Windows Shared Printer


Hi everyone,

I have successfuly setup my windows shared printer in Suse 10 RC1. I can print a test page to the windows printer, and I can even print from Open Office (in Suse). But nothing I print from Firefox (in Suse) makes it to the printer. Neither the Suse printer job manager shows a pending print job, nor the windows print manager. Isn't that wierd that some programs can print and other can't?

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Brandon
 
Old 10-05-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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I haven't messed with the new Suse RC1, but it's not too unusual really. When you click print in Firefox, click the Properties button next to selected printer and reply here with what is in the Print Command line .
 
Old 10-05-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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I will get home in about 5 hours and will post that. Thanks for reply.
 
Old 10-05-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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The print command in Firefox is:

lpr ${MOZ_PRINTER_NAME:+'-P'}${MOZ_PRINTER_NAME}

Does that help?

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Brandon
 
Old 10-06-2005, 08:01 AM   #5
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Not really. That's exactly what it should be.

Just to be clear, you are sharing a printer that is connected to a Windows box correct?
 
Old 10-06-2005, 08:46 AM   #6
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Yes. I have an Epson C60 hooked up to a Windows XP box. The Windows XP box has the printer shared. From my Linux box I installed the Epson printer. And from Linux I can print to the Epson from Open Office. But I cannot print to the Epson from Firefox. So wierd.

Any more ideas?

Thanks,

Brandon
 
Old 10-06-2005, 09:30 AM   #7
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Is firefox the only program you cannot print from? Usually, OpenOffice.org is the program that requires special setup instructions (atleast in the old days).
 
Old 10-06-2005, 02:37 PM   #8
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It seems I can print from all KDE applications. I have tried Kontact, Konsole, Konqueror and print from all of those. However I could not print from the Gimp. So far neither Firefox nor the Gimp can print.

What gives?

Thanks guys,

Brandon
 
Old 10-12-2005, 10:00 PM   #9
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How did you get Printer share working?

Hi,

You mentioned that you were able to get SuSE 10 to print to a windows shared printer.
I was able to do it with SuSE 9.3, no having luck with SuSE 10.

Can you provide detailed sequential steps to accomplish this. I am trying to use Samba and CUPS together, maybe I am missing something. I am a newbie.

Thank you,

Tom
 
Old 10-13-2005, 01:09 AM   #10
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Yeah I am also facing the same problem, I am running SuSE 9.0 and printer is under WinXP. Everytime I try to connect it gives an error of wrong queue. Though I locate it through network and it selects "print$" as a queue name.

Any help will be highly appreciated..

Thanks
 
Old 10-13-2005, 12:45 PM   #11
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I simply used the KDE Print Control Panel in Administrator mode. It used a wizard which I found easy enough to use. I selected to use a SMB Windows Printer, then browsed the network to find, and printed a test page and click finish.

That was it.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 06:18 AM   #12
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sharing a windows printer

I have yet to figure out how to share a windows. printer with suse linux 10. do I need samba? Can I print directly to a printer without samba? my suse 10 dvd is corrupted, so I am waiting for wiley to send me another. can anyone give me detailed instructions on how to do this? I am having trouble figuring out how & where to type commands also. Please advise.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 09:58 PM   #13
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in answer to bungee yes you do need samba should have been installed by default with suse 10.0 has anybody got a solution to the problem of firefox not printing yet??? I am having this problem too and it is driving me batty!!!!
 
Old 05-05-2006, 02:04 AM   #14
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sharing a printer

what is suse rc1?
still can't configure a printer. i can't figure out how to install a file after i download it either. please advise.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 02:11 AM   #15
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Hi Bunjee

rc1 = Release Candidate 1 (Pre release software for testing unless you are prepared fpr some bugs it is best not to use this) As far as installing files when you down load them what type of files are we talking about? RPMs or TARBALLs?
 
  


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