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Old 04-18-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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setting up a printer on a windows machine so linux can access

I remember there was a post that worked for me on this forum but I can't find it. Iam using samba server and would like to print using a linux machine, the printer is attached on a windows computer through usb (HP Deskjet).

I went to localhost:631 went to add printer, and forgot what to select. I came here tryed to search for the post that helped me last time, but can't find it.


Edit: Yeah It works this is how

when puting smb:// ...
its smb://workgroup@computername/printername

Also if that could be corrected it would be great. Like on this site
It say's the wrong order (computername@workgroup)
and also there are other sites that have the wrong order. If someone could email the person that made the site to change it, it would be great, and other sites they find.

Thank You!

Last edited by Four; 04-18-2006 at 09:22 PM.


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