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Old 11-13-2002, 07:01 PM   #1
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sharing a Windows Printer with Linux machines

I am trying share a Windows Printer with Linux machines. I found out some guide documentation in the Internet but I have not solve this proplem yet.
If you have guide documentation, Yoy might send to me.

thanks you very much!
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Old 11-13-2002, 08:33 PM   #2
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ive been wondering the same thing, i know you need samba, but after that im totally lost too
Old 11-13-2002, 08:46 PM   #3
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I don't think I will be of much help myself but what printer are you using?
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Thanks you, I am using "HP LaserJet 1100" printer.
Old 11-14-2002, 04:33 PM   #5
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Step 1. Share the Windows printer out as you would normally.

Step 2. You will need samba and samba-client and printing packages installed on your Linux box.

Step 3. In 'printconf-gui' :

queue name = lp0
driver = whatever_printer_you_have

Share = \\servername\printername
User = valid_windows_username
Password = that_user's_password
Workgroup = workgroup_or_domain
HostIP= blank
Queue Type = Windows Printer (SMB Share)
Old 11-22-2002, 02:32 PM   #6
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Thanks KevinJ, That solved my problem and I didn't even have to ask! (Just did a search).
Odd thing is I also tried printing direct to the JetDirect network card and that failed. But printing throught the Windows server worked like a charm after following your settings!


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