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Debugging Samba/CUPS printer sharing with Windows

Debugging Samba/CUPS printer sharing with Windows

I've got a HP Deskjet hooked up to a Slackware 12.2 box. I've got CUPS set up and can print a test page from the box just fine. I've also got Samba set up and have a couple file shares that work fine.

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"Here's the Samba page on printing with CUPS. I'm not a CUPS wizard (last time I did this, LPRng was still the new hotness) but apparently part of the CUPS setup is to create a print queue.

If you've already done that, you should be able to install a printer on the Windows machine and give it the network address

\\smbserver\print_q

.. even if you can't browse directly to the printer. Obviously, replace ""smbserver"" with the name of the server and ""print_q"" with the name of the print queue.

You should be able to access CUPS configuration at http://localhost:631 and documentation at http://localhost:631/documentation.html (open these on your Linux system; they may be firewalled from remote access). If you haven't configured a print queue, that's where to start; if you have, it will probably be listed there."