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Old 08-26-2011, 03:12 AM   #1
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How to connect a network printer with Linux Mandriva 2010?

I can't connect to a network printer. I can't even detect it.

By the way I am new to this forum. I'm Jhazz...
Old 08-26-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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I can't even detect it.
Have you tried to ping the printer? From a konsole, the command would be 'ping ipaddressoftheprinter' If any other systems can communicate with it, the ping should work. If it does not, you have a network problem. If it does work, have you got cups installed and configured to talk to the printer?
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Hello jhazz, welcome to LQ,

could you please provide more information, which printer, make and model? do you know the ip-adress or the printer? what did you do when you tried to connect to the printer?

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Hey guys!!! Thanks a lot for your replies...
I discovered through pinging that there was an IP conflict...

Thanks a lot guys... The problem has been resolved...


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