Print sharing windows and Linux box

February 15, 2012 at 05:37:45
Specs: winxp pro sp3, 3.4ghzdualcore/4gb
Hi a friend tried to help me last night with print sharing and my two machines. I am not experienced with this and we ran up against an obsticle with the Linux box. He used a program i downloaded called ShowMyPC and was able to do whatever had to be done on windowsxp but my Ubuntu box wasn't so compliant. The printer is plugged into the Windows box and both machines share the internet via a router. The linux box runs Artistx which is a Ubuntu based thing. I am no expert but am pretty good at following instructions as i mainly use linux these days. The path i think i followed to try to set up the print share thing is computer>network servers>windows network>workgroup>[computer name]>print$ then a dialog box pops up and it says 'password required for share print on [computer name]'. username [computer ame], domanin:workgroup, password: this feild is blank. under that i can choose from forget password immediately or remember password until you logout or remember forever. Ten there is two buttons 'cancel or 'connect'. i tried all the options and repeatedly put the password in and nothing connected. The dialog box would blink every attempt but no moving forward. So this is where i got up to and would appreciate any advice...thanks :0)

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#1
February 16, 2012 at 00:35:17
I never had success with Linux printing but you night have better luck with the cups driver.

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February 16, 2012 at 01:52:01
No i don't think you understand the matter. Its not about printing or wether windows recognises the printer. Please read really what i said

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February 16, 2012 at 11:37:57
Ok, I'll let someone else answer.

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