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September 16th, 2011, 01:13 AM
I'm using Kubuntu 11.04, and the only printer on my network is connected to an XP machine. I don't have a home server. The printer is an Epson NX410, and it is set up to share with UNIX. How do I connect to it using Kubuntu?

September 16th, 2011, 03:49 PM
If you share the printer normally in Windows, you can use the smb:// method in CUPS to connect to it. I'd make sure the XP machine has a fixed IP address, then use smb://ip.addr.xp.machine/printersharename to connect.

Use System Settings > Printer Configuration > New Printer > New Network Printer. It may detect the printer automatically. If not, choose "Windows Printer via SAMBA" from the list after automatic detection times out.

September 18th, 2011, 09:36 PM
I did that and found my printer, but the driver for it wasn't on the list. The driver for an Epson NX410 isn't on the list.