Configuring printer in Ubuntu

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Apr 9 13:49:08 UTC 2009


kapil singh kushwah wrote:
> Dheeraj,
> 
> if your Printer is connected to windows PC ( Shared Network) then,
> Before doing that you should check for samba and smbfs packages.
> if you don't have Then you can   install it from Synaptic Package 
> Manager (System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)
> 
> or
> from command line using :
> 
> sudo apt-get install samba smbfs
> 
> Now, Just try to follow this process :
> 
> System >> Administration >> Printing
> 
> Click on the  New Printer Tab.  and follow the instructions,
> 
> Select Device -  Windows Printer Via Samba
> and then Click over  Browse Button and try to browse your Shared Printer .
> Otherwise write the location by yourself in this format :  
> smb://IpAddress/printer
> 
> 
Since Win 2000 (afaik) this is not required anymore. You can very easily 
  and directly print from Linux to a Windows based Printserver via IPP.

Kind regards
Eberhard





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