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Old 12-19-2003, 09:58 AM   #1
jillyt
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Unhappy Still cant get connection w/ Samba and Win Xp


Hello There,
I am still not getting through on my network with Samba, and I still cant get my printer to work, I am running Windows XP Pro on my main computer, Athlon 2400, 760 mb Ram, 80 gb hard drive , my second computer is Intel Celeron, 256 Ram, 6 gb hard drive, I just got SuSE 9.0 w/ KDE desltop installed acouple of weeks ago. I thought I had Samba configured, and also my printer, Hp Deskjet 5550 but I cant get a test page and its not showing on my final printing dialog box even though I can see it on my network during configuration and can choose it. I cant see the Linux machine in my network places on theWindows box either. Funny thing though since I configured it every time I boot up the Windows box my printer starts running and kicks out a blank page. I am sooooo lost I am so very new to Linux and am actually jsut trying to learn and teach myself. I have been reading enormous amounts of help files but am still struggling with getting around my Linux. I did get my email and my IM ( kopete ) working. If anyone out there has any ideas or can point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it, I am lost at this point. Also I know this is going to sound really stupid but where do I find the directions on using the other desktop ( GNOME ) and how do I switch and also how do I find all the programs on my system and enable them. Sorry for the looooonnnngggg post. Thanks a bunch to all of you here who share your experience and expertise. Hoping to be a part of the Linux World!!!!!

















 
Old 12-19-2003, 10:50 AM   #2
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Lightbulb gEt GenTOO

SuSE is a good distro but not the place to learn linux. SuSE will do too much for you, and that is no way to learn. To realey learn linux you neeed a hard core distro that will not hand you any thing. Look at Gentoo, Debian, or Slackware. SuSE, Mandrake, and Redhat will hold you back as far as learning linux.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 11:58 AM   #3
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I wouldn't recommend distro hopping at this point. You seem to have things almost working.

I did find an article which remommended making some changes to cups for machines to print from Windows.

Remove the hash mark ( # ) to enable that feature.

/etc/cups/mime.convs
application/octet-stream application/vnd.cups-raw 0 -

Also uncomment the following line from this file....

/etc/cups/mime.types:
application/octet-stream

Don't forget to restart cups with the command: service cups restart
 
  


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