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Re: remote printer configuration - cups

On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 06:14:12AM -0500, Tom Allison wrote:
| Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:

| >I would first install the 'cupsys' package.  Then add a local queue
| >for the printer (use either the lpadmin command or the web interface
| >which you'll find at http://localhost:631/).  Specify the correct
| >model so that data conversions work correctly.  As for the device URI
| >you have a couple of choices :
| >    lpd://<hostname>/<printername>
| >    ipp://<hostname>:631/ipp/port1
| >    socket://<hostname>:9100/
| I started to try this approach and died here:
| Setting up cupsys (1.1.15-4) ...
| Starting CUPSys: cupsd.

So far so good.

| tallison@penguin:~$ sudo foomatic-configure -s cups -n FS1900 -c 
| socket:// -p Kyocera-FS-1900 -d Postscript
| Password:
| Cannot read printers.conf file!

Umm, hmm.  First of all, I have no idea what 'foomatic-configure' is
or what it is supposed to do.  (actually I have a guess, but the point
is that I have never used it and don't know how it is supposed to be
used or how it is supposed to work)

What I do notice is that you didn't configure cups after installing
the package.  Use the 'lpadmin' command, or point a browser to
http://localhost:631/ and add a printer.

| pn  cupsomatic-ppd <none>         (no description available)
| pn  cupsys-driver- <none>         (no description available)
| pn  cupsys-pstoras <none>         (no description available)
| in  cupsys-pt      <none>         (no description available)
| ------------------------------------------------------------------------

You might want to install some or all of these packages because they
contain additional drivers to choose from when creating a printer

| Where does the printer.conf file come into play?

It is managed by the cupsd daemon and modified via the 'lpadmin'
command or the web interface.  I suppose (but don't have a system to
experiment with) that the file doesn't exist until you create a
printer queue.  On my system it is an apache-config-style file which
contains the configuration for all the printer (not class) queues.

Taking a look at my system, I have the following (related) printer
drivers available :

                   │ Kyocera F-800T, Foomatic + ljetplus (en)            │
                   │ Kyocera F-1010, Foomatic + laserjet (en)            │
                   │ Kyocera F-3300, Foomatic + ljetplus (en)            │
                   │ Kyocera FS-600 (KPDL-2), Foomatic + Postscript (en) │
                   │ Kyocera FS-600, Foomatic + ljet4 (en)               │
                   │ Kyocera FS-680, Foomatic + ljet4 (en)               │
                   │ Kyocera FS-800, Foomatic + Postscript (en)          │
                   │ Kyocera FS-1000, Foomatic + ljet4 (en)              │
                   │ Kyocera FS-1200, Foomatic + Postscript (en)         │
                   │ Kyocera FS-1700+, Foomatic + Postscript (en)        │
                   │ Kyocera FS-1750, Foomatic + Postscript (en)         │
                   │ Kyocera FS-3500, Foomatic + laserjet (en)           │
                   │ Kyocera FS-3500, Foomatic + ljet3 (en)              │
                   │ Kyocera FS-3750, Foomatic + lj5gray (en)            │
                   │ Kyocera FS-3750, Foomatic + ljet4 (en)              │
                   │ Kyocera FS-3750, Foomatic + pxlmono (en)            │
                   │ Kyocera FS-5900C, Foomatic + Postscript (en)        │
                   │ Kyocera P-2000, Foomatic + ljetplus (en)            │

    (that's a partial screen shot of elinks browsing the cups web interface)


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