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I have Peppermint 6 installed on my laptops and it's working great.  However, I'd like to print to my Brother Laser printer that is connected to my Dell desktop running windows 7, but I cannot.  The printer setup in Peppermint does find the printer but I'm unable to print a test page or anything.  If I use windows 7 on my on my laptop I'm able to print fine, but I cannot when using Peppermint.  I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to fix this.  Thanks.
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Re: Unable to print to printer connected to win 7 desktop
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 12:10:24 pm »
Hi jlschwartz

Do you have samba installed on the peppermint laptop

If not I would suggest you installed the Peppermint-networking-metapackage which should ensure you have the packages you need
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sudo apt-get install peppermint-networking-pack


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Re: Unable to print to printer connected to win 7 desktop
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 12:30:30 pm »
What's the printer model and which peppermint version/architecture ?
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Re: Unable to print to printer connected to win 7 desktop
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 12:47:34 pm »
Yes, I have samba installed.  I'm using Peppermint 6 - 64 bit.  The printer is a Brother Model DCP-7040.  I'm trying to connect wirelessly with my laptop through my Dell Desktop running windows 7 pro.  Thanks.

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Re: Unable to print to printer connected to win 7 desktop - SOLVED
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 01:38:34 pm »
I downloaded a driver from the Brother website and wet through their install procedure and it is working.  So I believe I'm all set so far.  Thanks for the help.
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Re: Unable to print to printer connected to win 7 desktop - SOLVED
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 02:30:24 pm »
Cool .. if only all the support topics were this easy :)
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