Installation of Remote Printer

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Installation of Remote Printer

Postby shoaibahmedbaig » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:24 pm

Hi,
I am using Fedora 6 and I have configured Samba on my machine, and the problem which I am facing that I have a windows network on which printer hp 1200 is attached and shared with the windows machine. How could I be able to access printer on my fedora 6 machine.
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:41 am

Dear shoaibahmedbaig,
Salam,

FYI, http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/ans ... using_CUPS

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Postby ranatanveer » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:25 am

This is quite easy if printer is on windows machine and shared.

1. under fedora run

# service cups start
# chkconfig cups on

2. now open your browser with URL http://127.0.0.1:631

3. click printers >> add printer (prompt username passwd. supply root user and passwd)

4. write something in name and description

5. select "windows printer via samba"

6. in device URL write any one from below three which suited you.

6.1 smb://workgroup/windowsnetbiosname/printersharename
6.2 smb://username:passwd@workgroup/windows ... rsharename
6.3 smb://username:passwd@windowsnetbiosnam ... rsharename

7. select printer brand (HP in your case)

8. Selct appropriate printer driver (remember! if your printer is not included in list you must have to install the driver for your printer otherwise there may be printing problem.)

you can also use http://127.0.0.1:631/documentation.html for more info
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