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Old 08-31-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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Network Printer...

i have a printer connected to one of my computers by USB and i have it hooked up so i can get it to be networked! (It runs Windows 98) My second computer can print off just fine (it is Windows XP Home) but i cant seem to get my Red Hat Linux 9 mechine to be working...any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks ahead of time,
Old 08-31-2003, 09:33 PM   #2
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Check out apsfilter it should be able to do it all for you.

Old 08-31-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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Your printer is connected to a windows98 box, correct.

You can use RedHat's Printer Configuration GUI tool to configure a SMB printer.
Select Networked Windows (SMB)

You can take a look at this documentation for more information.
Old 09-01-2003, 01:20 PM   #4
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yeah...ive done all of that and it still doesnt work...
Old 09-01-2003, 09:42 PM   #5
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What does smbclient report?

smbclient -L w98pcname

If you see the printer as a share, that is good. If not, then it is a little more complicated. The stuff below assumes you'll see the share.

Are you running cups? If not start it.

In cups you can setup the printer.

http://localhost:631 to get to the cups config page.

As administrator, add a new printer. Use the system name or ip address and the share name of the printer.


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