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Re: Print to Windows XP with Fedora Core 3 -- Use the Printer
On Wed, 2005-04-13 at 09:49 -0500, Aaron Kenney wrote:
> There is probably something incredibly obvious that I am not seeing in
> KDE, but what I am trying to do is get Fedora set up to print to my
> printer which is connected to my Windows XP computer. Currently I have
> the printer shared out in Windows, but when I use the LAN and printer
> browsers in KDE, I cannot see the share on the Fedora computer. I've
> been reading somewhat on Samba and CUPS, but it's gotten very
> discouraging. Most of the webs sites each outline a different process.
Right, they are outlining someone sharing out a printer from Linux, not
from Windows. Setting up services is always involved in UNIX/Linux
because of security.
But luckily going the opposite way is easy, because Windows doesn't
offer much security on print queues by default. So it should be easy to
setup a printer, especially since Red Hat has a GUI tool!
> Nothing just flat-out gives the 1-2-3 of it all. Unfortunately, a lot of
> directions also seem to be given for Debian and not Fedora. I'm looking
> for information going from the Fedora defaults (in KDE) forward.
Menu -> System Settings -> Printing
Enter Root Password
And the Wizard will guide you.
The Printer Type will be "SMB" and you might need a username/password.
It sometimes gets weird with XP.
> Samba seems to be working. I can see all of the other file shares and
> that sort of thing just fine. I had to do some data entry here and there
> to get samba and lisa to show me the file shares in the KDE LAN browser.
> I don't mind using a console, but do mind instructions that assume a
> working knowledge of Linux and all it has to offer. I skipped on Debian
> so that I wouldn't have to learn Linux from the absolute ground floor
> up, but it looks like I'm going to get trapped into devoting a lot more
> personal time to this than I wanted to.
There is a GUI Wizard in RHL/FC/RHEL, that's why there's not much help,
because it's already _cake_. ;->
Here is the relevant section in the RHEL4 Manual (applicable to Fedora
Core 2, 3 and 4):
Or RHEL3 Manual (applicable to Red Hat Linux 8, 9 and Fedora Core 1):
> Unfortunately, I lost the fascination with exploring new computer worlds
> years ago. Somewhere along the line, I devoted my life to hardware and
> producing computers that are built for the sole purpose of raw speed.
> Must be a male ego thing.
Actually, most PCs are rather pathetic and major bottlenecks in design.
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