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    Sharing printer with Windows 7 & Vista

    I have cups and samba set up on an old laptop as a printer server. The printer is an Epson Stylus NX215. The laptop is running Xubuntu 12.04.

    My Linux computers can print to it without any problems.

    I can connect to the laptop and add the printer in both Windows 7 and Vista. When I get to the "Print Test Page", it doesn't print. Both versions of Windows think the file was sent to the server; however, when I look in the printer queue on the laptop, there is nothing there.

    Any suggestions?
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; August 12th, 2012 at 10:42 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: Sharing printer with Windows 7 & Vista

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    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Sharing printer with Windows 7 & Vista

    You should try to set it up with TCP/IP printing.

    Try something like this:

    http://andlinux.org/wiki/index.php5?...ndows_printers
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    Re: Sharing printer with Windows 7 & Vista

    That seems to describe printing from Linux to a printer shared by a Windows box. I have bookmarked your link if I find I have no other choice that going that way.

    I am trying to print from Windows to a printer shared by a Linux box.



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    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; August 13th, 2012 at 12:49 AM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Sharing printer with Windows 7 & Vista

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    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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    Re: Sharing printer with Windows 7 & Vista

    I have the printer shared from a Windows box at the moment.

    That is not my preferred solution. I would prefer to share it from a Linux box.

    This is my last bump to this thread.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

    No support requests by PM please.

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