Re: problem printing on fc3 via network
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:52:11 GMT
Thank you. The printer is attached and works on a linux box. I do have
samba installed and I checked services it is running. What is the better
choice for luinx to linux printer sharing? CUPS?
On Mon, 2005-01-10 at 16:12 +0000, Rod Smith wrote:
> In article <zmtEd.email@example.com>,
> "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> writes:
> > I am trying to share a hp printer on a small netwrok with a linksys
> > router and dhcp installed. both pcs are fc 3 and I have internet access
> > on both and can ping each other. I can not se each other on the network
> > section in comuter then network. I also have a winxp pc I can see and
> > add folders to the winxp pc from either linux boxes but the winxp can
> > not see anything in the network also. I was looking at services for
> > firewall shut them down still nothing. HELP please. Also real new to
> > linux.
> First, it's not clear where the printer is connected -- to the Linksys
> router, to one of the Linux boxes, or to the Windows box. This information
> is critical basic stuff to solving the problem.
> Second, I suspect that your claim that you "can not see" other computers
> has to do with file and printer browsing, a la Windows Network
> Neighborhood. Linux works differently in this respect, although you can
> use the same protocols via Samba. The fact that you can ping other
> computers means that the networking basics are working. For
> Linux-to-Linux printer sharing, Samba isn't the best choice. If the
> printer is on your Windows system, OTOH, Samba is probably the way to go,
> but you'll need to configure the printer using any of several tools. Look
> for a menu option relating to printer configuration in your desktop's main
> menu; Fedora ships with such a tool that might be able to help -- but
> again, where the printer is physically connected is critical to precisely
> how you'd go about doing this.