@allend thank you for your reply.
got cups running and should now run at bootup. I noticed that I have "no network interfaces", a little red box with a white x in it on the taskbar on the KDE desktop. also my windows box does not see my linux box.
tried to configure with the printer applet and was unsuccessful. looks okay but test page wont print.
using web browser now trying to follow your instructions.
clicked on adding printers and classes
other network printers, selected windows printer via SAMBA? continue
i get connection box with the line started with "smb...where i should enter "://username
still unsure what to enter for username and password. my linux login? or windows login? if windows only have username no password. if linux root login?
i used windows username without password continued to next page
add printer: typed in printer name, description, location, checked share box, continue
recap of info list of makes, i choose, continue, model not in list so choose the most common driver. could not provide PPD file, clicked add printer
got page that looks like all went well list ip1500(idle,accepting jobs,not shared, server default)
maintenance and administration button clicked test page, got warning box warning-konqueror the page you are trying to view is the result of posted form data. if you resend data , any action the form carried out will be repeated...