ubuntu printer sharing - XP Pro vs Home weirdness
I'm setting up my Ubuntu server box as a home print server.
Server: Ubuntu Edgy Eft 6.10, CUPS/SAMBA installed, Samsung ML-2010 printer via USB (ethernet to modem/router). It's not the server edition - I use it for programming and general-purpose stuff as well.
My box: dual boot XP Pro and Fedora Core 4 (ethernet)
Other Half's laptop: XP home (wireless connection)
The printer installed on the server with no problems, test page prints. It's set up for sharing. I've set up SAMBA and CUPS per the ubuntu how-to for sharing the printer across the network (all my boxen have fixed IPs).
On my box, from XP Pro, I went through the add printer routine, and it detected and set up the network printer with no problems, test page prints OK.
From the other half's laptop, XP home has a slightly different setup routine, can't autodetect the printer on the server, and refuses to connect when the printer is specified, using either the hostname or the IP to address it.
The other half has a user account on my machine. Logging in on that ID, I find the network printer works, so it's not an ID issue (our user IDs and passwords are common on all machines).
I suspect it's an XP Home/Pro thing - but I'm not sure where to go next, and google isn't turning up anything useful thus far. Any ideas?
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