Printing from Windows XP to a printer connected to Linux

Hallo to all,

I could not find a description how to connect a printer that works with Linux LPD to WinXP. The printer does not work with my new computer:(, so I connected it to a SuSE-Linux router. It prints from Linux.:slight_smile:

The first question is: Ist it possible to print from WinXP to Linux without CUPS? What I found is based on CUPS.

Samba is runing and Windows can see the printer but not connect. A description how to would be nice.

Best greetings
Peter

Here’s how to print to a Linux server using IPP protocol

and here’s how to print to a Linux server using SMB protocol

Both of those seem to have cups in the mixture. I don’t know how to print in Linux without cups. Hopefully some others will answer that.

On Mon October 12 2009 08:06 am, swerdna wrote:

>
> Here’s how to ‘print to a Linux server using IPP protocol’
> (http://opensuse.swerdna.org/suseprintipp.html)
>
> and here’s how to ‘print to a Linux server using SMB protocol’
> (http://opensuse.swerdna.org/susesambaprint_1.html)
>
> Both of those seem to have cups in the mixture. I don’t know how to
> print in Linux without cups. Hopefully some others will answer that.
>
>
Peter;

Methods other than CUPS for Samba Printing are covered in the Samba-3 Official
Howto:
http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/classicalprinting.html

Since CUPS is the default printing method for OpenSUSE, why are you trying to
avoid CUPS?

P. V.
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