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Old 02-27-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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Fedora 10 File and Printer Sharing - Windows XP SP3

i'm working on enabling file sharing between my MSI WIND - Fedora 10 and my PC - Windows XP Sp3

now would enabling file sharing also alow me to access my printer on my Windows Machine? it's already on shared on my XP box...
Old 02-27-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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Well, I guess you don't need samba to access a remote printer. You need samba to SHARE a printer (if the printer was connected to the linux machine and you were trying to print FROM win xp).

I use kde print wizard to connect to network printers as well as shared printers, which is REALLY powerful and easy to set up. As far as I know, there's NO Samba involved in connecting to a remote printer.
Old 02-27-2009, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yes, you access printers connected to Windows machines via samba client and CUPS. Printer sharing in Windows has to be enabled.


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