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Re: [vox-tech] Red Hat 9 doesn't recognize a SMB printer - help to a Linux novice
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Re: [vox-tech] Red Hat 9 doesn't recognize a SMB printer - help to a Linux novice

This may or may not be Red Hat's problem.  First we need to see if the printer 
is being shared over the network.

From a terminal run the RH box with samba-client package installed;

you shouldn't have to provide a password...just hit enter when prompted

This query will give you a listing of the shares available on that server.  
Does the printer exist in the share listing?  If not then the problem is the 
config of the XP server sharing the printer.

Red Hat 9 uses CUPS print sever by default.  To add network printers to the RH 
box you need to add one through the CUPS admin interface.

From a root prompt;

service cups status       
to make sure cups is running, if not run    service cups start

Now login to the admin interface from a web browser.  Fire up a browser and 
enter the following URL;


Pick 'Administration', login with the root login and password when prompted.

Pick Printers, add printer, Give it a name, location and description.  Then 
pick the device type on the next screen, at the bottom you will find a 
Windows via Samba printer.

Enter in the device URI like - smb://
Whatever name you gave the printer on the XP machine.

Pick the driver for the make and model.

Save and Done.  Now test it by printing a test page.

On Friday 21 November 2003 18:26, Roy Wollman wrote:
> Hi,
> Unfortunately I work under a Windows XP-pro network.
> I'm trying to add to my Red Hat 9 a SMB printer.
> The "Add a new printer" doesn't recognize the printer
> The server that the printer sits on is recognized but the printer does
> not.
> when I try to add it manually through specify menu I can't do it as well
> the menu keep popping on...
> Please help - I need to print thing.....
> I looked all other the net and didn't find any good advice

Mark Street, D.C.
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