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Old 11-20-2003, 02:16 PM   #1
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Location: California, USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
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Printer on winXP machine

Hi, I am trying to set-up a printer on MDK 9.2. This printer happens to be conneted to a winXP machine. This printer is shared, I can print to this printer from any computer on my network, Linux is a bit of a problem

I have gone through all the settings on my Linux machine to set up a printer "on an winXP" machine, using the wizard. I have tried various protocols, host names, etc etc. Am I just overlooking something? might this be one of those imfamous permission issues?

What information do you need from me? Please be patient, as I am still learning linux.

thank you.
Old 11-20-2003, 02:27 PM   #2
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bah, solved it myself.

I was typing the whole share name \\winXPmachine\theactualprinter

when I was supposed to only type


dang noobs


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