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Old 02-13-2009, 06:34 AM   #1
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connecting windows shared printer in linux

I am using centos in one machine. I want to connect a printer that is connected to the windows machine which is in network. How can i do that ?
Old 02-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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I would use the cups interface. Try going to http://localhost:631 . This will bring up the interface that will allow you to add a printer. you may also need to install samba. this might help if the above fails. I know it uses debian but the process should be the same on any system.
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Unable to print from a printer connected to a different machine connected through LAN. The printer is shared. Can anyone help me out?

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The easiest way is to use system-config-printer. Install the package if you don't have it and run the command 'system-config-printer' (as the root user of course). Then click the "New" button and choose to add a Windows shared printer (via SMB). The rest of the parameters are easy to understand from the dialog and you should be able to locate the printer easily in the network.


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