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kumbahsam 09-17-2008 03:45 AM

How do i add a printer on suse if the printer is connected to windows xp PC
 
I have a Dell printer connected to a windows xp computer which acts as the print server.On my laptop i run linux suse 10.1.
My Problem is how to add the printer on my laptop so that i can print from the printer.
Some one to help.

Regards
kumbahsam

pixellany 09-17-2008 04:55 AM

I infer that it is set up as a shared printer using Windows protocols. I believe you will need Samba on the Linux box to access it. Do you already share the printer with some other computer?

linuxlover.chaitanya 09-17-2008 05:09 AM

I guess using cups could also help you. You could do that by browsing it in your web browser by typing
http://localhost:631.
It is self explanatory.

pixellany 09-17-2008 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya (Post 3282883)
I guess using cups could also help you. You could do that by browsing it in your web browser by typing
http://localhost:631.
It is self explanatory.

That will show shared printers??!! (I've never used shared printers, so have never seen or experienced this.)

piotrk 09-17-2008 07:06 AM

How-to use shared printer in Linux
1)share printer in Windows
2)install cups
3)download driver for your printer(.ppd file) from
www.linuxprinting.org/ or from offical site of your printer
and add this driver to /usr/share/cups/model
3)run cups daemons
4)write
Quote:

localhost:631
in web browser
6)click on "add printer",type something in "Name,Location and Descritpion",choose "Windows Printer via Samba" in next window and write in Device URI
Quote:

smb://ip_printer/name_printer
ip_printer-is address IP of computer with shared printer
name_printer-is the name of shared printer

then choose(browse) a ppd file from /usr/share/cups/model and click "print test page" :)

pinniped 09-17-2008 08:02 AM

It shouldn't be necessary to install all of samba; only the smb client suite is necessary for CUPS to be able to connect to the printer shared by WinDuhs. (Then again I don't know if Suse splits the samba package into several different packages as the Debian people do.)

piotrk 09-17-2008 08:15 AM

I think you are right...samba isn’t necessary:)I corrected this mistake:)

kumbahsam 09-18-2008 02:44 AM

Thank you people.i managed to fix the problem.i installed via samba and had to give the workgroup name of the shared printer,the ip address of the shared printer as the printer server name and the printer name.The location is optional and it worked perfectly.
Good work


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