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Old 03-31-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
d3adpoetic
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Unable to print using CUPS in Fedora 12


Im trying to set up a print server using Fedora 12 and CUPS.

It recognized the printer, and i can print from the linux box. When i try to install it on my Win 7 64-bit box i can install the printer itself by giving it the IP address and port number of the linux box but i cant sent anything to it to print. I apologize im a little rough on the details, im not at home right now. I believe the printer i have is a HP PSC 1500. I opened the cups port on the linux firewall, and i shared the printer through the cups admin browser page.

Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-01-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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Im trying to set up a print server using Fedora 12 and CUPS.

It recognized the printer, and i can print from the linux box. When i try to install it on my Win 7 64-bit box i can install the printer itself by giving it the IP address and port number of the linux box but i cant sent anything to it to print. I apologize im a little rough on the details, im not at home right now. I believe the printer i have is a HP PSC 1500. I opened the cups port on the linux firewall, and i shared the printer through the cups admin browser page.

Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanks.
I'm not sure about Win 7, but AFAIK, with almost any previous version of Windows up through and including Vista, if I want Win to print through Linux, I would set up a Samba server on Linux to serve Windows. Is there some indication that Win 7 doesn't need that? Or have you done that and it's not working?
 
Old 04-02-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

i have not tried a samba server yet... how would i go about that if you dont mind explaining it??
 
Old 04-04-2010, 02:20 AM   #4
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Normally if you are comfortable with Linux network configuration issues, you'd use your favorite package manager to search for a phrase like samba or SMB. You would then see packages containing the samba server, and packages containing one or more tools to simplify the administration of the server. You'd install the samba server, and an admin tool for it. The admin tool can allow you to avoid having to manually modify samba configuration files.

Then you would go through the panels in the admin tool to configure what you want, based on Linux network configuration concepts. When I get stuck I looked at the related HOWTO documents, such as these:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO.html

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Samba-Auth...way-HOWTO.html

AFAIK, they are intended more for manual configuration, but they do deal with the concepts. The second URL above is a bit fair afield, but again, some of the User authentication concepts are similar.

But, nowadays there can be some more issues, such as is mentioned here:

http://www.builderau.com.au/blogs/co...tm?p=339270746

That's for Vista, the concept of which should be fairly applicable to Win 7. In fact there is a similar article, but WRT to accessing shares on MAC OS X, that appears to take people through a very similar procedure on Win 7, due to access control protocols, that would seem to apply to both situations:

http://www.mostlyoperational.com/?p=86

This is one bit that Microsoft has to say about it:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

You can find additional information by searching the Internet for samba or SMB, and "Windows 7".

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-05-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
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Very good, thanks a lot.

I skimmed the webpages, ill look more in depth when i have time to sit down and play with it. Looks like a lot of good info.

Thanks.
 
  


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