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Old 08-20-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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How to send print jobs to 2nd computer?

Hi all,

I have two computers and a KVM switch to bounce between them. One is my "learn-Linux" box running the Mepis 2003.10.02 distro (love it!). The second is my Windows 98SE business computer. They share a router and a digital modem for my DSL.

It all works pretty well - both 'puters have Web and email working, I can see the files on my Windows 'puter from my Linux box, and even run some Windows apps with Wine. They run faster on Wine then in native Windows mode! I can also see a 'Printers' folder on my Win box via Komba.

But I only have one printer, and it's connected to my Win box via USB. I'd like to find a way to print share between the two machines, so I can send print jobs from the Linux box to the printer, while leaving it connected to the Win 'puter. The printer is an HP 7350 inkjet.

There's likely some easy way to do this that I don't know - can someone educate me on this ritual? Thanks!

Last edited by jhecht; 08-20-2004 at 01:46 PM.
Old 08-21-2004, 01:13 PM   #2
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samba is what you need, and cups. i'm not firm with the details, but you should find more in their docs or the ones for your distribution.
Old 08-23-2004, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks - got Samba, got Cups - they both come as part of the Mepis distro. Just downloaded the Samba docs. Guess it's time to some more...


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