Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a Canon LBP2900 printer. I have connected the printer with my desktop PC running windows xp and shared it. I have Ubuntu in my laptop and connected to the local network. Is there any easy way to print from ubuntu?

share|improve this question
add comment

2 Answers 2

The easiest way is to enable the- LPD service on Windows.

LPD Service
The Line Printer Daemon (LPD) Service installs and starts the TCP/IP Print Server (LPDSVC) service, which enables UNIX-based computers or other computers that are using the Line Printer Remote (LPR) service to print to shared printers on this server. It also creates an inbound exception for port 515 in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.

From http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731857.aspx

share|improve this answer
add comment

Many Linux distributions use CUPS as the printer server. You can configure it to print to the Widows print server. I found this http://opensuse.swerdna.org/susesambaprint.html documentation.

It might be simpler to move the printer to the Linux server and configure it in CUPS. You can then use the ImageWriter driver to print to the CUPS printer spool on the Linux side.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.