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Old 08-14-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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Need help accessing a Win printer.

At school we have a win network (group: ws). There is a laser printer connected to one of the computers (computer: "maq6b"). I am trying to print from my slackware 12.1 box to that printer (hpLaserJ).

If I go to system and choose remote places and then samba shared, I see the group (ws) but when I click to open and see shared folders, nothing is shown and after a while a message appears saying "Time out".
On the other hand, from the win side, I can see the folder I've chosen to share in Linux and can access it.

What I want is to be able to access the rest of the computers and also be able to print from Slackware to the Win printer.

group: ws
Computer with printer connected (parallel port): maq6b (dynamic IP not static)
Slackware computer: Slackware9b
Printer: hpLaserJ

This doesn't happened from an Ubuntu box. It opens and shows shared computers and can also print.

Of course, I am configuring something wrong in Slackware. So, I would really appreciate if you could help me.

Thank you!

Last edited by glore2002; 08-14-2008 at 12:51 PM.
Old 08-14-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
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Here is a link to the CUPS manual dealing with printing to a Windows server. As mentioned in the manual, there are two ways to do it, but I have always preferred the Samba method:

Hope this is some help



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