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  1. #1

    Printing on a windows shared printer.

    Hi guys,

    I hope someone can help me. I have fedora 14 installed on a server and I need it to be able to print to a shared pc connected printer (Zebra TLP 2844) I was able to add the printer via cups on to the server. It shows that it is connected and that it works, but when I send the command to print or a test page or anything It never reaches the printer. When I print from the pc (windows 7) it works fine. If anyone has any ideas or anyone had this issue before I would like some help thank you.

  2. #2
    As this printer is a Windows shared resource, did you set up samba in order to access it? i.e., did you have to enter a username and password to authenticate to the Windows PC, when setting it up?

    Assuming you have a username / password, try this command, from the Fedora box:

    When prompted, enter the password. If successful, a list of Windows shared resources should be displayed (the printer share, amongst others).

    I typically use the system-config-printer graphical tool to set up printers in Fedora, it is pretty good. Is this what you used?

  3. #3
    I used the browser interface usually localhost:630 to add my printer. The printer is listed when smbclient command is ran with username and password.

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  5. #4
    is the cups package installed? is the cups daemon running?

    service cups status

  6. #5
    Yes cups is installed and running.

  7. #6
    have you tried restarting cups or restarting the Linux server?

    is there a firewall running on either the Linux or Windows box that needs to be configured?

    i would try the system-config-printer tool just to see if it works that way.

    if it is not that, then maybe it is a printer driver issue...

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