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als123

Joined: 15 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Jan 2009, 12:48    Post_subject:  Samba Install
Sub_title: 3.2.7
 

Hello All,

I'm really new to Puppy, but an IT friend of mine told me I need Samba in order to print through my MSHome network. I've downloaded the tar.gz file and have extracted it to a file folder I created. I do not know how to proceed from here.

I've noticed many instructions refer to command line entries, I would appreciate explicit instructions regarding how to do this as I am completely at a loss.

Thanks for your help,
Al
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2009, 00:52    Post_subject:  

You should be able to just run the CUPS printer setup wizard and choose to install a shared windows printer. But maybe puppy still has the problem where you need to create a link to smbspool or something like that.
See if you have the file /opt/samba/bin/smbspool, and if there is a link to it at /usr/lib/cups/backend/smbspool. If there is no link, make one and see if it then works.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=29208

FYI:
1. Puppy already includes the samba client components, to access files on a windows share.
2. Puppy already includes smbspool, which is needed to print to a printer on a Windows server.
3. So, you only need to "install Samba" (from petget) if you want to share Puppy files or a Puppy printer with Windows clients.

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jan 2009, 08:49    Post_subject:  

You don't even need Samba to make a Puppy printer available to a Windows client. Read here.
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als123

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 10:05    Post_subject: Thanks  

I really appreciate all this advice, I'll be working on it today, but just wanted to say thanks.
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