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Old 03-20-2002, 05:39 PM   #1
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printer


i have an HP deskjet printer, BUT I'm on a network, and the printer is hooked up on a win98 machine, we are all on the net and connected through a router, which i think i have set up correctly, b/c at the moment i am typing this from linux, so drop me any ideas
 
Old 03-24-2002, 11:49 PM   #2
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What disto are you using? Mandrake? Red Hat? etc.... i'm a newbie but just did that exact thing using a printer on a network. The printer is on the win98 machine and it works fine.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 04:43 PM   #3
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i have mandrake 8.2. and the printer is on a win98 machine,
connected through the parallel port. and from there the win98
machine and my linux box are connected to a linkSYS router.
thanks for the help!
-deezay
 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:29 PM   #4
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Ok i'm not sure if ya got it working or not but if not here it goes. Go to mandrake control center on your desktop. then to hardware then printers. Clickon expert mode otherwise you wont get the following options. Choose add a new printer. Select smb/windows 95/98 server from there you put in the server box the name of the pc that has the printer attached to it. Say if you named it win98machine on your network put that in the box. then put in the ip address of that computer. If it is the internet gateway for your network its probably 192.168.0.1 then the workgroup.. i think windows default is WORKGROUP or whatever you changed it too. Also the share name of the printer such as windows has it labeled on the network. Maybe hpprinter or whatever you have it as. Username/password if thas applicable. The rest should be pretty easy if there is anything else. Hope that helps out. It worked for me! Oh be sure you have the printer shared on the windows machine also other wise of course it wont work. Good luck

 
Old 04-01-2002, 07:47 PM   #5
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thanks a bunch! i just couldn't find samba, i had to go into expert mode to get the samba option available, thanks alot for your help, the printer works fantastic
 
Old 04-01-2002, 08:32 PM   #6
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Hey glad i could help! I guess even newbies can help huh! lol
 
  


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