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Old 04-28-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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accessing printer from winxp machine


I set up a samba share on my suse 10.0 desktop and can access it from my windows machine. I have an HP printer attached and configured on my linux machine. Whenever I go to "add new printer from network" on my windows machine i cannot access it because I dont know what to type in for the server commands. When accessing the share i use my ip address and share folder name. Anyone know what to do here???

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Old 04-28-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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I set up a samba share on my suse 10.0 desktop and can access it from my windows machine. I have an HP printer attached and configured on my linux machine. Whenever I go to "add new printer from network" on my windows machine i cannot access it because I dont know what to type in for the server commands. When accessing the share i use my ip address and share folder name. Anyone know what to do here???

-Hatter
install cups if it in not already installed....then in the windows browser type in the IP of the Nix box and then the port number...

if i recall it should look something like this...

192.168.1.5:630

this will give you the home page for cups on your network then just follw its instruction..
 
Old 04-28-2006, 02:29 AM   #3
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Windows 2000 and XP should support IPP (which is the protocol Cups uses) by default. I have only shared cups printers in Linux-Linux networks, but I'd do the following things:

First follow these instructions:

http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L230+I0+T+P1+Q

Then open up port 631 (both TCP and UDP) in your Windows firewall. If that does not give you any results try opening same ports in Linux computer's firewall (preferably allowing traffic into port 631 only from trusted network interfaces).

There might of course be some Windows-specific issues. I don't know if Windows has a Cups-type IPP print server running, but if not, then you have to point Windows IPP client to the right server address.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 05:53 AM   #4
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If you know the server name and printer name in Samba, you should be able to simply add a network printer (check the appropriate box in add printer for a network printer) using

\\servername\printername

I've done this before and it works fine. Windows will probably ask you for drivers though.

I've found that Windows may tell you something like "access denied, unable to connect", but it will still work. At least it does on my boxes.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 01:16 PM   #5
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I was able to add the printer through the add new printer wizard. I opened the proper ports in my firewalls. The only thing windows doesnt have is the proper driver for my printer, whenever I put in the driver disk it tells me the driver isnt on it. Needless to say I cant print yet.
 
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What's the printer?
 
Old 04-28-2006, 09:38 PM   #7
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hp psc 1315, its an all in one printer. XP only had about 10 HP drivers and wouldnt read my driver disk for some reason.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 12:13 AM   #8
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I was just checking my jobs for my printer on linux, it shows the jobs I made from my windows machine as completed even though nothing printed. I think the problem is with the diver not being recognized on windows. Anyone know how to fix this???
 
Old 04-29-2006, 01:12 AM   #9
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If you can't read the driver disk, can you find the correct driver on either the HP site or microsoft site? You will need this installed on your windows machine(s)
 
Old 04-29-2006, 01:47 AM   #10
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i have the diver installed on the pc but i cant set the printer driver in the printer preferances.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 01:53 AM   #11
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On my machine (XP Pro SP2), I'd open the "printers and faxes" from the start menu, then right click to get "properties", then you should be able to to set the driver through the wiazard on the "advanced" tab.

Note that was "properties" not "preferences".
 
Old 04-29-2006, 02:05 AM   #12
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Yeah i meant the advanced tab. it wont let me change the diver. the closest driver windows has is the psc 950 driver, once i install that it wont let me apply the setting. When i click the "HAVE DISK" option it says the driver cant be found.
 
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Try:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...&lang=en&cc=us

to download the driver to a suitable location and try installing from there
 
Old 04-29-2006, 02:15 AM   #14
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already did that, i direct my "have disk" option to search my HP driver folder and it claims it cant find any drivers. for some reason the search is only looking for system information files, i cant change that.
 
Old 04-29-2006, 02:20 AM   #15
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Did you try removing the printer in windows and starting again? I'd have thought that under the "have disk" option, you could point to the download location on your hdd

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