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Old 05-17-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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trying to print to a laserwriter attached to winxp machine from CentOS 5

Howdy All,

I am trying to print from a linux machine installed with CentOS 5 to a printer attached locally to a windows XP machine. I was able to install the printer using web interface at localhost:631, but when I tried to print a test page, I keep getting 'Unable to connect to CIFS host' error.

It's not my first linux installation of printers in linux, and I am surprised to have this much trouble with a fresh install of CentOS 5.

I'd appreciate if you can point me to the right direction as to how to isolate this problem.

Thank you very much in advance.

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I assume that file and print sharing are properly configured and you setup a share on the windows PC.

Is the XP firewall allowing incoming SMB traffic?


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