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Get a network printer to work (SUSE 10)

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by TheMightyTen, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. TheMightyTen

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

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    Location: Birmingham

    Well I now have SUSE 10 up and running with all mplayer working lovely with anything I throw at it etc.

    *Noob Alert*

    I was now wondering if it's possible to utilise the printer connected to and shared by a Windows machine in my network as I have a few things I desparately need to print. If it's possible how do I do it? (The printer is a Canon s520 if that makes a difference)

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. deano

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    in yast use the add printer wizard, not sure if canons are supported though :(

    cheers
    Deano
     
  3. deano

    Wise Guy

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  4. TheMightyTen

    Soldato

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    Wouldn't those be for when the Printer is connected directly to the Linux machine?
    Could I use Samba in some way to use the printer?
     
  5. deano

    Wise Guy

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    you could use samba to share the printer out to you windows machine :)

    You would normally need the drivers on the linux machine, but you could try it as a raw printer and see what happens.

    cheers
    deano
     
  6. TheMightyTen

    Soldato

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    Ahh sorry I see we have crossed wires, my bad!

    The printer is already on a windows machine (my file and print server in my network) but I want to print across the network to it from the linux machine, sorry :(
     
  7. deano

    Wise Guy

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    Hi yer understood you the first time ;)

    still need the drivers on the linux box - unless it will work to windows in RAW mode, which i doubt very much.

    cheers
    Deano
     
  8. TheMightyTen

    Soldato

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    Cheers for all your help, managed to get it working passably as Canon BJC 8200 using the Gimp Print provided set. Blimey what a palava. Time to get a new printer I think Canon don't seem to moved by Linux :mad:
     
  9. deano

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    HP are very good with driver support and have a driver page on sourcforge :)

    cheers
    deano
     
  10. 900I

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2003

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    Location: Wakefield

    Epsons are better with Linux.