Originally Posted by tmccnhy
I am trying to set up my SUSE 11.3 machine to print on my printer connected to my windows 7 box. Help or direction would be greatly appreciated.
First things first. Is the printer supported through CUPS? Not every one is. If there is support for your printer through CUPS, you will need a 'PostScript Printer Definition' (PPD) file for your printer. If you cannot find one, it may make things difficult.
Second, do you have Windows file sharing set up properly? If you don't have that facility turned on, there may be problems. Windows 7 Home and Home Premium (and let's not start talking about Windows 7 Starter Edition) do not include a lot of facilities for network support. Make sure that you can share the printer to another Windows computer before trying to share to Linux. It will be pointless otherwise. When all else fails, the RTFM philosophy works, but there are a few sites that I found particularly helpful:
In Section 3.1, pay close attention to the NOTE about AuthType Basic.
Also check out the SAMBA page, especially chapter 22 on http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...html#id2634124
for information. On a side note, setting up SAMBA should allow you to map your Windows printers and drives to a UNIX (or Linux) system, and even vice versa.