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Old 09-05-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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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, 05:50 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 http://10.0.0.18:631/printers/Laserjet 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, 04:18 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 http://192.168.1.4:631/printers/psc-1310-series---1
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 ==> 192.168.1.4:631
and with http://localhost:631/admin ==>
usb_device_3f0_3f11_CN45PB613FO2_if1_printer_CN45PB613FO2
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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