Originally Posted by Richard555
Hi, I'm very new to Linux and have the same or similar problem as one posted in 07 regarding connecting a USB printer and getting it to print.
Centos 5 was set up for me on my server with VMware and XP SP3 as a guest. I have little to no knowledge of centos (or anything Linux) so i tend to leave well alone but i am trying to get a USB printer to work from my networked pcs through XP - Through VMware - Through Centos5 to the USB port on the back of my server. I am reasonably OK with XP but am not a techie so will probably need to be walked through this.
I can see the printer appearing on Centos' equivalent to device manager and when i print everything seems ok with the XP print queue clearing after a few seconds but nothing prints. At a guess i need some sort of software bridge- (is this SAMBA?).
Any help would be very much appreciated.
I am assuming you are running CUPS on the Linux host, and CUPS has your printer configured. To check this, log into CUPS on the host using http://localhost:631
. After verifying that the printer is present and configured, go into the guest Windows XP system and configure a network printer this way:
This requires you to have network communications set up between guest and host.