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Old 12-22-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
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Configure printer in linux


I have a windows machine on which a printer is installed and configured.This printer is already shared.Now, I have a linux server(RHEL 5.4 x86) in which we have our Oracle Application Instance running.Requirement is to to print reports from Oracle Application erp software to the printer attached to the windows machine.I am trying to configure the printer from linux to print to that printer.I getting the following error:

"This print share is not accessible."

Any ideas, how to fix this problem?
Old 12-22-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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Printer on linux

hi rupdipt

tell me form where you installed the printer you need samba server is it on your machine
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Not very clear about your query, the printer is installed and attached to a windows machine.We have a linux server and requirement is to print to this printer from the linux server.It is possible to ping the windows machine from the linux server.The printer on the windows machine is already shared.Firewall and SELINUX is disabled on the linux server.
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Is the printer a network printer or a remote printer. Network printer will have an IP address.
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This is a Remote Printer and not a Network Printer.Printer is connected to a machine in the network.
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If you don't have Samba, you need it to connect to a printer on a Windows machine.

Try running smbclient as root from a terminal in the Linux machine. It should tell you how the share is being seen by the Linux computer and give you the information you need to install the computer as a network printer in CUPS. I'm not sure, but smbd (Samba daemon) may need to be running for smbclient to work. I've never tried smbclient without smbd running.

If it's an HP printer, install HPLIP. Make sure you also install the HPLIP GUI (how to do that depends on your distro). Run HPLIP and tell it to look for a networked printer.

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