Windows Printer with Ubuntu Desktop 9

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I have HP PSC 1402 printer installed with Windows XP machine on my LAN. I want to connect that printer with a Ubuntu 9 box on the same network. It is installed without problems but when I send something to the printer the printer's light starts blinking but nothing prints-out. Windows XP also shows the job in its queue. I just send the test page but when I saw the size of print job on XP it amazed me. It was over 7 MB.

Any ideas to fix this?
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Is the printer connected to a com port on the Windows machine or does it have its own network connection and IP address?

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It is connected to XP machine via USB cable
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Have you seen this documentation from Ubuntu?  Note the Bidirectional Printing issue..

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsXPPrinter

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Thanks a lot. It was a great problem for me.

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