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Old 02-04-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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Question Linux & Windows on the same network


I have at home a network of computers (connected to a router) with one using Windows XP (let's call this computer "W"), and one using Linux Debian 6 (let's call this computer "L"). The "L" computer has a laser printer attached on LPT1. Before I installed Linux on "L" computer it was using Windows XP also, and it was easy to print from the "W" computer, all I had to do is click on "My Network" icon on windows network and find the computer "L" with the shared printer on it.
My question is, how will I find now the printer on the network from the "W" computer?
 
Old 02-04-2012, 07:52 AM   #2
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Hi there,

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I have at home a network of computers (connected to a router) with one using Windows XP (let's call this computer "W"), and one using Linux Debian 6 (let's call this computer "L"). The "L" computer has a laser printer attached on LPT1. Before I installed Linux on "L" computer it was using Windows XP also, and it was easy to print from the "W" computer, all I had to do is click on "My Network" icon on windows network and find the computer "L" with the shared printer on it.
My question is, how will I find now the printer on the network from the "W" computer?
you will have to install Samba on the Linux machine and allow it to share this printer. Then you can use it from the Windows PC as you did before.

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Old 02-04-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
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Doc CPU is right.you should install samba.also install swat for simpler configuration
 
Old 02-04-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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also install swat for simpler configuration
don't know if that's a good idea. From my view, it isn't really simple. Whenever I tried it, it messed up my samba configuration so severely that I had to start over with a fresh config file.

Samba is very powerful, but you only need to know two or three dozens of directives. Then editing the config file directly is a cleaner and easier way, I think. YMMV.

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