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Old 03-04-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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Sharing printer...


Hi,

I previously had a Win2k server sharing a USB HP7450 printer to the network, all the Windows and Linux PCs had no trouble printing to it. A Linux Slackware 10.2 server is now running the network, but nothing can print to the printer. The server itself was able to send a test page that did print out normally.

From the network printer wizard in Windows it can -browse- and see the server as one of the PCs on the network but the printer attached to the server never shows up.

In /etc/samba/smb.conf on the server I added the same workgroup that the Windows PCs use but they still cannot see it, is there something else that I need to do to get the printer to show up?
 
Old 03-04-2007, 08:09 PM   #2
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Hi,

I figured this out (sort of), SECURITY in smb.conf had to be set on SHARE, Windows can see the printer in the wizard now but cannot find a driver for this printer even if I point it right at the CD or went through the driver installation from the CD, or from the latest drivers that I d/l'ed from HP's website.

Printer = HP Photosmart 7450

From what I recall from something I tried a while back there is some issue with networking this printer in Linux but I don't recall what it was, I may have to put the Windows server back up until I figure this out.

Live and Learn...
 
Old 03-04-2007, 09:14 PM   #3
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Yep, networking is not supported...

http://hplip.sourceforge.net/support...hotosmart.html

Oh well, back to Windows until I get another printer or a Jet-Direct interface.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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Hi again,

I came across an old HP Laserjet 4 printer that needed a little work done to it before it would print, my Linux server liked it and is printing from both Windows and Linux workstations.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 12:00 AM   #5
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There is a way to share printers from a linux box CUPS server without using samba. I used to do it when I had a win2k box in the house. It was a good altrnative to running samba for an ocassional print job on a home lan.

If your interested this is the page that got me going with it: http://www.owlfish.com/thoughts/wini...003-07-20.html
 
  


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