Mermxx - I finally figured out how to do it. I's not as hard as it sounds. It's just knowing what you have to do when you have to do it the first time. You remember your first?
Here's what I did inside "printer-drake" in MCC, after setting CUPS and so forth, I selected ADD printer;
You then get a windows that opens up and says " select printer connection"
I selected the following below:
-Printer on SMB/Windows 95/98/NT Server
- X- Printer auto-detection (Local, TCP.Socket, SMB printer and device URI) -( it's pretty obvious you leave this one checked.
Then you plug in the following information in the next window that opens up-
-SMB Server- Host - this would be the IP number printer is sitting on
-SMB Server -IP - I plugged in my IP address to my Mandrake-Linux PC
-Sharename - The share name I created
-username - my username
-password - my passcode
-workgroup - The work group name I created
Here's they key - Go here: http://localhost:631
From this location it allows me to manage my printer and I can actually see what is going on with it. For example, if the print job ever failed, I could never delete it from within PrintJobs within KJobviewer from "K" menu, and any time I tried to delete a "test" print I would get an error message that I did not have "root" access permission to delete. Well on the local host 631 site I can delete it by hitting cancel. Anyway I did a "test" print and it worked and here's the other key solution, you need to hit set as default printer in order for the settings to take affect with KDE settings.
I actually printed this post just to make sure it worked. I tried over a 100 different ways until I finally got "lucky" and figured it out.
I appreciate your help.
Just goes to show the meaning of that old "cliche", "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again"
localhost:631 http:// http://localhost:631
Originally posted by mermxx
the best thing for u to do is to read an easy to follow tutorial on how to set up your printer...try this link
If u r still having problems then post back, remember linux isn`t windows but that doesn`t mean that once u get the hang of it u won`t find it easy to use :-)
Some files on ur linux machine won`t let u look at them or amend them unless u log on as root, one of the reasons for this is so that we don`t mess things up for ourselves (as u probably know) Stick with it u`ve managed to network the two so u obviously know what u r doing with settings :-)