Re: Network Printing
On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 11:41:38AM -0400, Michael Goodman wrote:
> Excuse my ignorance but how to you config network printers in Potato? There must be an easier way than editing the printcap file. Thanks,
Well, ummm, that's how I did it! Actually much easier than firing up
and learning some GUI tool I'll use once and then not again...
Here is the salient portion of my /etc/printcap which is the same on
both the desktop and my laptop:
The Lexmark is connected to the desktop (which also runs Potato) and I
have an ethernet connection available to tie the two machines together.
Looking in the printcap file I noticed this nice little template toward
# rlp|Remote printer entry:\
Using this as a guide, I added the remote Lexmark alias of rlm as so:
rlm|Remote Lexmark 4039-10R on linux.n0nb.ampr.org:\
I then restarted lprng with:
as root. Then I happily printed from Netscape on the laptop to the
Lexmark in the other room. Total time from curiosity to implementation?
Less than 5 minutes. Try *that* on those "administrator friendly" OSes. :)
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