Re: Can I setup my computer to print off of a windows network?
At Thu, 2 Dec 2004 17:18:10 -0600,
Tim Kelley wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 06:09:07PM -0500, Shawn McCuan wrote:
> > Right now i do not have a printer attached to my computer. But, I am
> > networked with another computer in my house that IS connected to a
> > printer. However, that computer is running WinXP Home. Can I set up
> > Debian Unstable (with 2.6.9) kernel to print off of that printer like
> > you can using windows networking?
> Install cupsys, cupsys-bsd (if you want to print with lp) and smbclient.
> When defining the print queue in cups, use the smb:// device type and
> point it to the windows print queue, and make sure you have access to
> print to windows remotely. That's it, except you'll need to also find
I believe you have to connect as a regular user, IIRC there is a problem
printing as the guest user from linux for some reason (at least I haven't
managed to make it work).
> a driver (ppd file) that works for linux.
Look at the foomatik packages there is a ppd package that has quite a few
printer drivers. Not sure which of the packages are actually needed though.
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