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Re: YACDQ (Yet Another CUPS Dummy Question)

On (25/02/05 22:49), Paul E Condon wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 26, 2005 at 12:34:10AM -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > Paul E Condon wrote:
> > >CUPS server on my local server (Debian) box. I know it is working
> > >because I can print to it from my wife's iMac. But I want to print to
> > >if from my desktop Debian machine also. What do I need to install on
> > >my desktop machine to set up printing over the LAN to this server?
> > >
> > >Or is it a question of adjusting config files? Or what?
> > >
> > >Or maybe I don't know it is working because the access might be via
> > >netatalk, which I have had working for many years. In which case, what
> > >do I do to test network printing other than set up whatever is called
> > >for by my first question?
> > >
> > 
> > You should point your machine at ipp://localhost[:port].  If you have
> > old apps that try to use lpr (like xpdf) then you need cupsys-bsd for
> > compatibility.
> > 
> > -Roberto
> OK. But what does 'point your machine' mean? Prior to this adventure, I
> had a printer plugged into the parallel port of my desktop machine. Now
> I don't. What is the name of the pointing software? What package contains
> it? I really am a dummy on this issue. (And what is ipp: ? Into what
> user interface do I type this string?
> But thanks, even though I am thoroughly confused.
Not wishing to add to your confusion but I've had more success running
samba on the server and then on the client machine using
smb://server_name/printer_name (if the server isn't in /etc/hosts, use
the IP address; the printer name is as it appears on the server) where
it asks for Device URI

I can't recall whether you've referred in this thread to:

It is a useful document ;)



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