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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. System Administration
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Administration
  6. Terminals
  7. Command Basics
  8. Root Directory
  9. Executing Commands
  10. File specs
  11. File Permission
  12. How permissions are assigned
  13. Change ownership chown
  14. Running multiple commands
  15. Killing Processes
  16. Bash configuration files
  17. VI Editor
  18. Creating path environment
  19. Midnight Commander
  20. Linuxconf Utility
  21. Networking
  22. Domain Name Service DNS
  23. Router and Gateway
  24. Adding Users
  25. User Accounts
  26. Managing Groups
  27. Mounting File System
  28. NFS Mounts
  29. Disk Quotas
  30. Run levels
  31. Linuxconf Control
  32. Mandrake Control Center
  33. Creating a Boot Disk
  34. Switching Boot Mode
  35. Hardware Configurations
  36. Printer Configuration
  37. Installing Printers
  38. Samba Printer
  39. Managing services
  40. Managing Users
  41. Program Scheduler
  42. Software Management
  43. Installing CUPS

Samba windows Printer

Printer on SMB/Windows 95/98/NT server: Printers served through remote machines running windows or SMB protocol; Samba components will be automatically installed in this case.

Samba printer
Fig 4.16
  • Enter a printer device URI: This option allows you to directly enter the Universal Resource Identifier over the network. It can be used for any of the above remote connections.

A lot of printers are not supported yet, but here is a list that might help you choose your printer when you buy. This website holds a big database of supported Linux printers.

Installing scanners

When you click the scanner icon the wizard is launched, and asks you to insert the required CD for package installation. Insert the disk and click OK.

If you need to find out if your scanner is supported, you might need to visit mandrake hardware list database at

Select a scanner
Fig 4.17
  • Select a model and click OK

You will receive your scanner has been configured notice. To use the scanner install Xsane, (it is an X based interface for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) library). This package provides access to scanners, digital cameras and other capture devices.

To install the package, search for Sane in the package installer and install everything including the library related to it.