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Old 07-19-2004, 05:45 AM   #1
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Question Printing from MDK10 to Win XP shared printer

Hi folks,

I've MDK10 installed with KDE 3.2 and have been trying to print to a shared printer on a Win XP machine on the LAN (it's a Canon i550). The CUPS drivers have been installed automatically and I've set the hostname and IP of the printer in the config tool. Somehow it's still refusing to print. Furthermore, I can't see the printer's name in OO as well. Did I miss anything out?

Old 07-19-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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Sry! no solution here..
I am trying to do the same thing. I tried to install the LinNeighbourhood so that I can browse for other XP computers on the network, but that did not work out well. LinNeighbourhood would not should up in the networking group.

I was trying to setup the samba, but did not know what to put in the protocols options of setting up the server. Let me know if you got this to work..
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Although I know nothing about mandrake your problem does sound familiar.

I was trying to print (via CUPS) from my distro to a shared XP machine, I could get it to spit out a text message by entering
  echo "test" | smbclient //jintana/hpLaserJ -P  -N -c 'print -'
obviously the jintana and hpLaserJ parts are specific to my LAN

but it just wouldn't print until I configured CUPS to print to something like


the admin:@ was the crucial part although any name would work.

Are you configuring CUPS from some GUI "Printers" command or via "http://localhost:631" in a browser?

I am not at work now, so I can't see the exact settings I have, please post back if this works or not



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