???After a few hours of piddling with it, got my VL 5.8 Std box to print to my XP Pro printer. Had to use the IP address, not the NetBIOS name.
smb://user%passwd/192.168.1.1/printerFound some posts on the internet that indicated that this might work. Seems odd since I've done this before with other distros (probably an older samba realease also) and it worked with the NetBIOS name. I figured out that I couldn't see the shares with smbclient unless I passed the ip address. Thought it was a windows firewall issue, but I guess not. Since I use dynamic IP's, this is really a good solution.