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Old 06-20-2002, 02:24 AM   #1
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printing + samba?


i have a shared printer connected to a win2k machine on a network + and can print to it fine from a winxp machine. how do i go about printing to it from a rh7.3 machine? i got into the print config utility to install it, entering the required information etc., but i am not too sure what to enter for the "shared name" field. any ideas?

thanx for any help!

Old 06-22-2002, 11:52 PM   #2
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I just got through the same situation with a printer on a Win98 machine.

I belive you're going to have to install Samba on the Linux machine, .

There's lots of documentation out there on setting up Samba. Once you have it going, I used the CUPS web utility to set up the printer(usually at http://localhost:631). Just give it a path that consists of:

smb://[name of windows workgroup]/[name of Windows machine]/[share name of printer]

And make sure that your programs are set to print through CUPS.

That did it for me. Of course, I'm still a newbie, but I think that's the direction you need to go in.


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