Winxp box workgroup name was MSHOME
Laptop workgroup name was WORKGROUP
Laptop hostname was longer than 15 characters
When I went to Administration>Printing>Add>Network Printer>Windows Printer via SAMBA>Browse it would show MSHOME with the xp box's name after it, then on the next line it would say WORKGROUP with the laptop's name next to it. If I clicked on the xp box, after "thinking" a while, no printer would be displayed. I should mention that I did enable print sharing for that printer on the xp box.
Based on other threads I found on here, I made a couple changes. First, I changed the workgroup on the xp box to "WORKGROUP", same as the laptop. Then I edited the hostname of the laptop to one of less than 15 characters. Now when I browse for printers, only the laptop shows up. I ran the smbtree command and they both show up, however.
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rich@rich-Dell1545 ~ $ smbtree
Enter rich's password:
\\RICH-DELL1545 rich-Dell1545 server (Samba, Ubuntu)
\\D64X7M31 Cam's Computer
rich@rich-Dell1545 ~ $
I had an important document to print, so I plugged the printer into the laptop and the drivers automatically installed and I was able to print what I needed. It would be really nice to be able to do it over the network though. What am I missing?