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[opensuse] Re: Virtualization and printing
  • From: Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 17:56:16 +0100
  • Message-id: <epangr$64j$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Eberhard Roloff wrote:

> 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
sorry, I got this the wrong way round. ;-(

So make it working ok with Linux and then share it to access it from
windows.

regards
Eberhard

regards
Eberhard

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