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Old 11-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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conneting windows and linux without configuring linux

I have installed cent OS 5 in my pc and another pc is installed with windows xp with hp deskjet 1020 usb laser printer.

Both are the pc connected with ethernet cross over cable. Basic network is complete. windows pc ip is and linux pc is I can access my windows share through smb:// from linux box.

Now i want to know how accessing is happens through smb? because i have only installed samba but nothing is configured. Then, is it true that if samba is installed we can access windows share through smb?

I can't use windows shared printer from linux. how to configure windows shared printer in my linux box?

I am a novice linux user?
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yes you ca.
Read documentation on samba,
ask questions here.
Ask questions at the forums dedicated solely to centos:
and on here.
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

You can find lost of information on printing and samba by googling but to get you started there are actually two parts, the samba client and server. The server sets up printer and file sharing so windows can talk to linux PCs. The client lets linux PCs talk to windows PCs. smb.conf is just for the server so it does not matter if you are just using the default setup. Many file browsers etc have the samba client "built in" like Nautilus which is why you can see windows shares when you type smb://

What is the make/model of your printer? You can add a printer via CentOS printer configuration tool or through cups web configuration pages (http://localhost:631). FYI cups is the print server.
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Linux Documentation Project
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Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
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