Saturday, March 08, 2008

print from linux to vista home premium

1. Navigate to the Windows Vista Control Panel
2. Go to the "Programs and Features" pane
3. Click on "Turn Windows Features on or off"
4. Turn on the LPD protocol and make sure that all desired printers are set to be shared
5. On the linux system, open http://localhost:631/
6. Click ADD PRINTERS
7. Name:
Location:
Description:
everything but name is optional
8. From the "Device:" field select "LPD/LPR Host or Printer"
9. In the "Device URI:" field, lpd://(name of your Windows Vista system)/(name of your printer), e.g. lpd://homepc/HomePrinter( I had to use the IP, hostname didn't work for me. Might fiddle around with that later
10 select printer manufacturer
11 select printer model
12. print test page

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