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Old 09-05-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Printing from WindowsXP to a Linux attached Printer?

Hi all;

I have an HP printer running successfully on my downstairs Linux OS (FC5); it also runs on my dual booted WindowsXP. However. I can't seem to get the network (Samba ?) configuration right so that the upstairs computer, exclusively WindowsXP (my wife's), can find my downstairs HP when I am in Linux. WindowsXP to WindowsXP works fine. And, I get no joy from Windows help or newsgroups or RedHat manuals or help.

Do I have to set something up in Linux so the Upstairs WindowsXP can find my downstairs Linux and HP printer? If so, what?

Regards Bill
Old 09-05-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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I use the CUPS printing system on a Linux box, and on any XP machines I simply setup a network printer, give it the URL and off it goes.

Providing your CUPS is setup to allow remote printing, you should just be able to do it that way
Old 09-06-2006, 05:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Sugarat;

I have spent almost a full day on this issue. I am sure there is some personal stupidity involved, but none-the-less, "off it didn't go" for me.

In the WindowsXP machine, I went to the network add printer; chose the anonymous account; put in the URL as
and got the warning "you do not have access to the printer. please try a different user name or password."
Any other address configuration which I tried gave me a "not connected" message.

I have tried replaceing anonymous with name: bill pw: *********
and root ******* but continue to get the same warning.

My CUPS for this printer is set up for any host.

I have double checked the following with nmap
IP ==>
and with http://localhost:631/admin ==>
psc-1310-series---1 (Default Printer & Name)

I tried LinuxPrinting.Org but their forum is in fact a news group to which I don't have access.

Any help from you or any others would be helpful.

Regards Bill
FC5, CUPS 1.2.3


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