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Old 11-06-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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How do I print to my windows shared printer from mandriva


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I have a box in my basement running Mandriva 2006 and a server upstaris running windows xp pro and that is sharing a Lexmark E232. I want to be able to print to that printer via the network. I am a linux newbie and all the the threads I have read so far are for other linux distros. A step by step how to would be great.

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Old 11-06-2005, 07:37 PM   #2
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Go to the Mandriva Control Center (Star-> System-> Configuration-> Configure Your Computer). Click on Hardware-> Printers. Choose the auto-detect printers, and if your printer is on and connected to another comptuer is should be detected and configured.

If not manually configure the computer.

Last option - Check that CUPS is installed as software. If it is go to a web browser and type:

http://localhost:631
You should be able to manually configure the printer.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 01:18 AM   #3
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Still cant see the printer does it matter that the printer is on a windows compter I thought that you needed to configure some type of samba to get cups and samba working together.

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Old 11-07-2005, 06:12 AM   #4
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Does it matter that Lexmark printers are known not to work with linux? I know my Lexmark doesn't have any linux drivers, so it won't work when hooked directly up, but maybe this one will work since it's being used through a network?
 
Old 11-07-2005, 05:28 PM   #5
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printer works fine

I've used this printer conected directly to mt unit still does not work over my windows network
 
Old 11-07-2005, 07:23 PM   #6
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I posted the same issue and the answer is it doesn't work on Mandriva 2006. (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=379051)

If you find the older version of samba as described in the response (I used rpmfind), it will not install correctly. I suspect I need to also download the Mandriva 2005 version of perl, but I haven't tried it yet. Let me know if you're able to get it working.
 
Old 11-07-2005, 10:22 PM   #7
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FYI

I was able to get this to work on my first install.. (I had to reformat) However I have been unable to find the site with the insturctions again. If I find them I will let you know. Thanks

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