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Old 10-27-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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Sharing a Printer hooked onto Network


Hey guys I have 2 PC's on a network, one with Mandrake10.1 and the other with WindowsXP,
What do I need to do to share the printer feeding off the Windows XP? I have tried going through Mandrake CC and using the add printer find option and I have also installed Smbk4, but nothing has worked so far, can it really be that hard to do?

Any tips?

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Old 10-27-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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what do u have in /etc/printcap do u have the script /usr/bin/smbprint u can also try the MAN page for printcap not all samba distros have smbprint but I would imagine mandy 10 would have, so maybe try out the suggestions I have offered :-) ps there is also a program u can use called magicfilter for print sharing but not too sure how it is used or works ...so leave that one with u!
 
Old 10-27-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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Heck I have no idea what I am doing here. I tried to go where you told me to go and it appears locked, I tried to change permissions on it and I could not do it. Both of my PC's are doul boot/tripple boot systems, and I was able to create printer share with a windows-windows network set-up (took 10 minutes). When I attempt to set up a Mandrake to Windows printer share I can't do it (sspent hours trying and nothing.).

I got really close because I was able to to actually print a test page, but I was not able to print a letter from open office.

The way I was able to print a "test mode" page was I went to "printerdrake configuration tool" and configured and messed around with the settings manually and was able to get a test print to print and I thought I had figured it out, but that was not the case.

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.....

Never give up...

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what do u have in /etc/printcap do u have the script /usr/bin/smbprint u can also try the MAN page for printcap not all samba distros have smbprint but I would imagine mandy 10 would have, so maybe try out the suggestions I have offered :-) ps there is also a program u can use called magicfilter for print sharing but not too sure how it is used or works ...so leave that one with u!
 
Old 10-28-2004, 02:01 PM   #4
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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
http://mandrakeuser.org/docs/hardware/hcups2.html
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 :-)
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:31 AM   #5
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Solved Linux-Windows Printer Share Problem

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"

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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
http://mandrakeuser.org/docs/hardware/hcups2.html
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 :-)
localhost:631 http:// http://localhost:631

Last edited by dolphans1; 10-29-2004 at 08:34 AM.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:35 PM   #6
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and don`t u just feel better for having solved it lol! U also got the added feel good factor of being able to share what u did with others. Well done to u :-)))
 
Old 10-29-2004, 09:01 PM   #7
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And knowing this is the only board that gives the complete answer and solution. I searched them all. I literally spent 8 hours trying to figure it out.

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and don`t u just feel better for having solved it lol! U also got the added feel good factor of being able to share what u did with others. Well done to u :-)))
 
  


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