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Hello, I apologize in advance if this has been asked before; however, I am still very much new to Linux and have installed the latest version of Mandriva, the newest ...
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    Question Connection from Linux laptop to Windows machine w/ ptr...


    Hello,

    I apologize in advance if this has been asked before; however, I am still very much new to Linux and have installed the latest version of Mandriva, the newest 2006 version, on my Dell laptop.

    Everything is running smoothly, which is better than I expected. I'm enjoying every minute of it. However, I do have an issue I need dire help with. I have this Linux laptop and another desktop computer. The desktop computer runs WinXP. Our printer is hooked up to this desktop and I'd like to be able to print documents/images wirelessly from my laptop to the printer. I have a wireless router setup, using a wireless PCMCIA card in my laptop, which works just fine. Before, when I had XP installed on this laptop, I would always print docs wirelessly and the desktop computer would spool the info and send the printouts. How can I do this here? I do have a bit of understanding of Samba, but I may be going the wrong way?

    Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Humean

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    Once you have samba up and running use cups to install your printer via localhost:631 in your browser.
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