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Re: HP accessible from WindowsXP [SOLVED] -- Unbelievable !!



On Thursday 07 September 2006 22:30, William Case wrote:
> Hi All;
>
> For any of you who have been following this thread.
>
> I have the problem fixed; by making sure the samba configuration
> was entered correctly (Thank you James, Anne and Tom) and then
> finding the following tutorial on the linuxprinting.org site
> http://www.linuxprinting.org/~till/printing-tutorial/tut.html#1_4
>
> " 4. 1. Sharing the CUPS queues to Windows clients
> You also need to take care that the names of all your printers are
> not longer than 12 characters. If a queue name is longer,
> edit /etc/cups/printers.conf to modify the queue name and then
> activate the change with the usual "killall -HUP cupsd". CUPS has
> no on-board tool to rename print queues, but some other printer
> setup tools, like "printerdrake" in Mandriva Linux, have."
>
> My printer was named "psc-1310-series---1" -- 19 characters in all.
>  It wasn't the name I originally gave it.  The name appeared
> several months ago after I had been experimenting with 'something'.
>  Probably supplied by kudzu or Anaconda or something else.  It
> worked, so I left it.  In any case, it is not a name I would
> choose.  So something in Fedora hasn't read the Samba or Cups
> manual.
>
> It could have been a combination of things, but as soon as I
> renamed my printer HP-psc-1315 (11 characters), WindowsXP could
> find my printer.

That is weird!  I have an HP and the printer name is HP-LaserJet-5L 
(14 characters) and my wife has a Windows XP home box using the 
printer on my FC5 box.  My virtual Windows 2000 machine running in 
VMware on my FC5 box can't find it.

-- 
Jack Gates http://www.morningstarcom.net


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