[Samba] Samba and Printing

Komal Shah countofdracula at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 06:50:43 GMT 2006

> Yes unless the Windows driver requires a hard direct connection to the 
> printer. Lexmark is the actual manufacturer of your printer. (Sorry to be the 
> one to tell you that.) However, if you setup up Windows to look at the port 
> as if its a direct connection you may be able to cheat a bit. I had a HP 
> inkjet that I could set up to share with Linux systems but Windows clients 
> balked because they required that the USB connection was in place at the 
> computer you were printing from. So while the Linux clients could all send 
> print jobs to the CUPS server for that printer none of the Windows clients 
> could. The Windows driver would balk immediately if the USB cable wasn't 
> directly plugged in to the computer you wanted to print from. BTW because it 
> is a Lexmark printer don't expect a Linux driver anytime soon.
> --Shaun

In short it is not possible to print to Windows printer if native driver 
is not available for Linux.


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