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Old 02-09-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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how do I connect to a networked printer


Hi there

I have 2 computers networked one runs WinXP and has the printer connected by USB

This computer runs Sabayonlinux , I can "see" the shared files on the XP computer but I don't know how to access the printer , which is an Epson Stylus photo 830.
I would appreciate very basic help please , I tried printer manager but have no idea what to do .
 
Old 02-09-2007, 12:11 PM   #2
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The KDE control center has a good interface to connect to a Windows printer. In control center find printers. Then add a samba shared printer.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 02:37 PM   #3
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Hi

In the "Add printer Wizard" I selected SMB shared printer (Windows)

On "User Identification" ...........Anonymous (no login/password)

Next I can fill in ...........workgroup "backroom"

Server ...........I don't know what to enter

and ...........Printer "epson stylus830"

If I press "scan"...Backroom is located and the name of the other

computer but thats as far as I can go.
 
Old 02-09-2007, 03:15 PM   #4
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I beleive You have to enter the device name fot the printer in the following format. smb//workgroup/machine/port number
 
Old 02-09-2007, 03:17 PM   #5
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Badboy88 shouldn't it be smb://workgroup/machine/port number?
 
Old 02-09-2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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What is my port number ? is it different for each m/c , on other threads I have seen 9100 is that correct?
 
Old 02-09-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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Can't you press locate or find and it will find the printer for you?
Except in suse, yast won't let you do that.
 
Old 02-10-2007, 01:43 PM   #8
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If I press scan It returns nothing ....if I press next it asks for server....I don't know what to do now
 
Old 02-10-2007, 02:27 PM   #9
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zanad00,
have you enabled shared access to the printer on XP machine?
 
Old 02-10-2007, 02:51 PM   #10
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I can access the printer when I boot XP on this computer
 
  


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