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Old 10-08-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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Printing to a windows printer from Linux 9

I recently installed red hat linux 9 and i can see the shared drives from the windows box. I got an Epson Stylus CX5200 printer connected to a USB Port on my windows box. I downloaded and installed samba and webmin for linux. I created a share on webmin called

Epson Stylus CX5200 (Set as dafault printer)

On my windows box i've shared the printer, but my linux box cannot find the printer. i tell it that its a networked Windows (SMB) printer and it still doesnt find it. i filled in the info for the printer but im confused on what i type in.

On Workgroup, do i type in my workgroup of my network?

On Share, what share do i type in? the one done on Webmin or the one in windows?

On server, is it the one under my workgroup? or the one in webmin?

I would like a step by step guide of how to set up a windows printer so that i can print from my linux box. i've seen alot of global config files from samba and that is no good to me.

Old 10-08-2003, 05:12 PM   #2
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Are your Windows box and Linux box in the same workgroup? Enter this command:

grep workgroup /etc/samba/smb.conf

and look for the un-commented line:

workgroup = MYGROUP

If you need to change it, edit the above file with the editor of your choice then restart Samba via:

service smb restart

Good Luck!

Old 10-09-2003, 03:34 AM   #3
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how do i get my linux box to show in windows? it is only showing my windows box


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