Re: sharing a printer with windows
--- Silvan <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 September 2004 01:17 am, Christian
> Benito wrote:
> > I have small network, two windows 2000 boxes and a
> debian box. The
> > two windows machines share a laser printer that is
> attached to one of
> > them. I'd like to be able to print from the debian
> machine too. Can
> > anybody give me a pointer on how to get that
> Remove any eyeglasses, hats, caps, earrings, etc.
> Now place your forehead
> flat against any nearby wall. Pivot your body back
> at the waist a bit, then
> slam your head forcefully into the wall. Repeat
> this until you either lose
> consciousness, or you decide you don't want to try
> to get Linux to print to a
> Windows printer.
> (It can be done in theory. If you can find a set of
> instructions that will
> actually get you there, you should turn around and
> go buy a lottery ticket
> while you're at it. You'll probably win big.)
> (As a disclaimer, I should add that my own
> experiences were probably tainted
> by the particularly obscure nature of the printer I
> was trying to get working
> in this fashion. Obviously the instructions I found
> were an afterthought,
> extrapolated from other, related instructions, with
> a lot of "probably" and
> "this might work" and "try doing it like this"
> thrown in.)
> Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan
> Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux
> user #243621
I ended up doing what Silvan suggested. Although I
could get file shares to show and work with Samba, I
was NEVER able to get the print shares going. It
would "see" the printer, but would never print.
I did see somewhere that the *unwritten* law was that
you had to have gs for windows installed on the
windows box. Personally, I've never tried this, but
this guy claims it will work.
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