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Old 05-12-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
Bonsavi
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How to map Fedora 20 to Windows XP shared printer?


Hello... I recently installed Fedora 20-i386 on an old desktop to play around with it. Since I'm new to Linux and I'd also like to use an HP Deskjet that is hosted by a Windows XP system, I need to know if it is possible to do that, or is it better to host the printer from Linux? Do I need to install Samba in order to map to the printer hosted by Windows? I have other Windows 7 systems in my house that also map to the HP Deskjet so I don't want to disrupt their access. Any help or words of wisdom from experience would be appreciated. - Thanks
 
Old 05-12-2014, 09:41 AM   #2
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most hp printers work very well with linux. you mite need to install hplip ?

i dont use samba but it mite be needed so that the fedora machine can see the windows machine ?
 
  


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