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  1. #1

    Networking a linux machine with windows Xp machine

    I have two Pcs peer to peer, and i would like to know how i can get the machines networked together

    One is running Slackware 9.1.0
    the other Win Xp home edition

    At present my printer is connected to the Xp machine and i would like to be able to print from the linux machine

    Can anyone give me a step by step procedure to accomplishing this or indicate the software i need to accomplish this

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    If you share the printer on Windows, you can use cups to install the networked printer. You need to have samba installed, though, but you don't have to do anything via samba as cups does that automagically. Once you start cups, you can point your browser to 'localhost:631' to access the cups configuration. From there, hit Printer Administration and go to Add Printer. When it asks for device, use the "URL" smb://host/printersharename

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  3. #3
    thanks, will try it

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    I've occationally had problems with CUPS setting up Samba printers. In the past, I've had to use smb://authorized_user@host/printersharename

    Guest as user didn't work, although in Windows I had set it up to accept any user.

    Just some thoughts,
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  6. #5
    I am a new Linux user.
    How to run "cups" program ?
    Used "find" command, but can not find the program "cups".

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    you can start the cups demon by using /etc/rc.d/re.cupsd {start:stop:reload:restart}

    you can setup the printer by using the printer setup program

    if you need full cups info tr

  8. #7
    Linux Engineer adrenaline's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Seattle, Washington
    start cups
    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.cupsd
    /etc/rc.d/re.cupsd {start:stop:reload:restart}

  9. #8
    Thank you. Got it install and works..

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