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[opensuse] Re: Virtualization and printing
  • From: Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:28:36 +0100
  • Message-id: <epalsv$voj$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hylton Conacher(ZR1HPC) wrote:

> I am almost in the process of setting up OpenSUSE 10.2 with a VM of
> Windows XP. Attached to the PC is a printer. The printer works
> flawlessly on Windows but has its moments on Linux, probably due to
> configuration errors.
>
> I could repair the configuration errors but I am wondering if their is
> not an easier way ie would I be able to use the VM Windows printer from
> Linux? Would the printer have to be Linux certified at all or can the
> printer be OS specific(Windows)
>
> I.t.o. configuration would it be easier to setup printing to a VM
> specific printer or to a printer thatwhich would be compatible to both
> Os's?
>
> Yours thoughts for a non guru
> TIA
it depends. From my view, it is more or less the same as you would setup a
windows box with a shared printer and a linux client that you want to print
to the winbox-connected printer.

This works mostly but there are exceptions, especially with some
GDI-Printers, i.e. Printers without builtin intelligence, thus fully
dependant on the _win_printerdriver.
So my next questions would be:
-do you have a working ip connection from (virtual)Linux to (real)Win?
-what printer do you want to share?
-does this printer work on native Linux?
-how is the printer connected to the winbox, just out of curiosity. If it
were network connected, eg. via hp jetdirect, you could possible print much
easier directly from Linux.

regards
Eberhard

regards
Eberhard

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