Re: alsaconf and printing
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 20:10:10 +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 17:31:08 -0000, Ed wrote:
>> On Sun, 28 Oct 2007 14:50:10 +0100, Florian Kulzer wrote:
>> > On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 00:02:56 -0000, Ed wrote:
>> >> The 2nd problem is with printing. I have my printer connected to
>> >> another computer on my home network that is running samba. On the
>> >> debian computer, I choose Desktop->Administration->Printing and Add
>> >> Printer. I then follow all the screens (for windows printer (smb))
>> >> and it appears everything is fine. It sees my network and the
>> >> computer the printer is connected to and all seems well until I get
>> >> to the last screen. When I hit Apply, this windows closes, and only
>> >> the original Add printer window is open with no new printer icon. I
>> >> am not sure what is happening here. Other computers on my home
>> >> network print fine through the samba server.
> I think there was a problem with your print manager. This may be
> resolved by adding your user to those two groups, so you can simply try
> again. If that fails you can also try the CUPS HTML frontend
> which can be accessed using any browser. Keep in mind that you will have
> to provide two different sets of credentials: First you need username
> and password for the print server, so that CUPS can authenticate you
> whenever you print something, and then you need your local username and
> password (or the one of root) because the cups daemon needs to modify
> printers.conf. Cupsd can write to this file and it will accept your
> normal credentials if you are member of the lpadmin group.
> Post again if you get stuck; in the worst case we will simply give you a
> working printers.conf for smb authentication (in which you will only
> have to put your printer server, username and password) and tell you how
> to install the driver manually.
> Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
> Florian |
Hi - Thanks for the help. I'm still not there, but getting closer I
I added my user name to groups lp and lpadmin, rebooted, and can see both
in groups username.
However, using the Desktop->Administration->printing Add Printer tool
still does not produce a printers.conf file in /etc/cups, BUT using the
CUPS HTML frontend, I did create a printers.conf file. In fact, the CUPS
HTML frontend 'said' the installation was successful. However, I still
can not print. The problem probably is the printer address. I don't
know what to enter here. My printer is hooked up to another computer on
my local network that runs samba and my windows laptops can see and print
to it. If I look at the printers.conf file on that computer, there is a
line that says DeviceURI hal:///org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device....
(more junk here). Anyway, not knowing what to put for printer address, I
put http://'the ip address of the local computer that has the printer
connected to it':9100. The CUPS HTML frontend tool seemed happy with
that, but obviously, that was not really what it wanted as I can not
print even a test page.
Still learning and reading, but not there yet.