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Re: [SLE] Need help printing from Win98 shared printer
When you say "Attached to my wife's laptop", do you mean it's attached to
the parallel port? I have an HP1100 connected (LPT1) to and shared on a
Windoze XPee machine and can't get to it whatsoever from my Linux laptop.
Linux see's the printer in LinNeighborhood, but I can't mount it, and YaST
doesn't see it at all.
I'd realize I can configure the printer using IP, but then I have to get a
JetDirect box. Is there a way to configure this printer to share
Linux/Windoze without using IP? If there's documentation on this, it's not
from SuSe.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Nielsen" <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jaakko.tamminen@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "Suse" <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] Need help printing from Win98 shared printer

> Jaska,
> I think that's what I did in YAST2 and it found it. (Unfortunately I did
> this this morning and can't remember exactly what I did). I guess the
> problem was getting it setup in KDE's Printing Manager.
> Tom
> On Thu, 2002-10-31 at 15:17, jaakko tamminen wrote:
> Hi
> To be short, install LPR, configure samba-printer with yast2, give the
IP and
> printer name if needed (get it in text-console with command
"smbclient -L
> <laptop-ip>").
> Then it should work.
> Jaska.
> On Friday 01 November 2002 00:16, Tom Nielsen wrote:
> > Here's the background info: My wife and I each have our own systems
> > home. She has a laptop with Win98 and I have 8.0. We're both
> > to a router for our internet connection. I have been able to start
> > and have her see my hard drive (not that one! the one on my
> > So we can connect with each other. We have an HP 1170cxi that's
> > attached to her laptop (both belong to her company).
> >
> > So this morning I decided to share the HP that was connected to
> > so I could print from it. From my machine, I managed to use YAST and
> > find the printer. But that's where the story ends. I could not
> > out how to set it up in KDE under print manager. At one point I
> > to find the printer but could not print anything to it, I think I
> > RLPR to do so.
> >
> > My question is what do ya'll think I should use as a print system to
> > this? CUPS, Unix LPD, LPR or RLPR???
> >
> > I found it strange that YAST could find the printer but KDE Printing
> > Manager couldn't.
> >
> > Feel free to start tossing ideas!!!
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Tom
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