I have openSuse 11 & WXP (SP2) on my dual boot box, my wife has only WXP (SP3). I want her to be able to use my printer without changing out of Suse on mine. There is a lot of information in the forums but I am a noob to using this type of system and it doesn’t make much sense so far. I went to Swerdna’s tutorial (I couldn’t find anything for OS 11) and tried to follow the steps for the easier IPP Print Server. I get stumped at the entering password into the terminal. I cut & pasted “sudo lppasswd -a username” put in my root, put in a new pw twice and recieved this:
mech13@linux-8vsz:~> sudo lppasswd -a username
Enter password again:
lppasswd: Unable to open password file: Permission denied
I would appreciate any help (might have to dumb it down to a point I get it Thank you in advance.
That was a lot easier than I expected, 10 minutes I was done. It does seem to have a hard time keeping the settings as default on the XP box but that is no big deal, I just will teach my wife to set the properties each time she prints. Thank you for the reply and helping me out. Have a good week.
You’re welcome… if you reboot the openSUSE box and you don’t have a static IP you might end up with a different IP every reboot, making the XP box unable to find the openSUSE box/printer. (Thus making you have to reconfigure it every time)
If that’s not the problem in XP just setting the printer as default with a right click > set default in the Control panel > Printers should do it.