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Old 04-08-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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From XP to Linux


Just waiting for two of my pc's to come home, transferred from XP to UBUNTU. I know nothing about Linux but I need to know if my HP LaserJet 1000, printer will work with Ubuntu?
 
Old 04-08-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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it probably will. look in the package manager for hplip.
 
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Thanks, I haven't a clue what you wrote but I will check it out when I get my pc's back at the end of this week.

Also How does networking work? Can Ubuntu network with Vista and Win 7? Do you know?
 
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i dont use windows but for file sharing (from what i understand) most linux distros can connect to windows file servers using the samba client.

and most distros can install a samba server to fool windows machines into thinking they are windows servers.
 
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HAHAHA! fooling window servers, gotta laugh at that.

Thanks for the help... I might be back....
 
Old 04-08-2014, 01:19 PM   #6
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You mount Windows shares with cifs, should be built into most Linux distributions and is very easy to use
You share files with Windows boxes with Samba, should be available for most Linux distributions and can be a PITA to set up
 
Old 04-08-2014, 01:20 PM   #7
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@ RMT

Here's a few commands for adding packages

First, update the repos like so:

sudo apt-get update # This updates your package repositories
sudo apt-get upgrade # This part is optional, but should be done at your convenience
sudo apt-get install package name # replace package name with the actual pack name to be installed.

sudo apt-cache search package name # This command will search for a given package

Note: If you're not comfortable wit the command line, ubuntu also has a GUI package manager.

How to setup Network Printing with ubuntu
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ne...tingWithUbuntu

Overview

Ubuntu supports printer sharing over networks, so you can print from your Ubuntu machine, your Windows machine, etc, to another Ubuntu or Windows machine that has a printer attached (ie a "Ubuntu print server" or "Windows print server").

Hope this helps and welcome to LQ!

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Old 04-08-2014, 01:25 PM   #8
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Smile

Thanks all!
 
Old 04-08-2014, 02:22 PM   #9
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Just waiting for two of my pc's to come home, transferred from XP to UBUNTU. I know nothing about Linux but I need to know if my HP LaserJet 1000, printer will work with Ubuntu?
Might want to google Ubuntu manuals and such.

http://www.hplipopensource.com/hplip...rjet_1000.html

http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com/index_main.html

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationSearch

Good Luck.
 
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:33 PM   #10
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Linux will not network with Windows directories shared via Windows "homegroup."

Use "simple sharing."

To build on what suicidaleggroll said, many Linux distros make creating simple Samba shares easy.

Ubuntu has excellent documentation available on line. Here's one of their articles about file sharing: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sa...mbaServerGuide

If you want to configure Samba the old-fashioned way, Samba by Example is an excellent reference. Any changes in Samba 4 will likely have no bearing whatsoever on what you are trying to do.

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