Re: Using a novell shared printer from debian.
On (28/07/05 09:54), Don Jackson wrote:
> Clive Menzies wrote:
> > On (27/07/05 22:26), Kent West wrote:
> >>I think printing is still pretty much a nightmare in Linux.
> >>What I do, is to install cups (aptitude install cupsys - I always have
> >>to install printer drivers also, but I never can remember (the name of
> >>the package is non-intuitive, something like foomatic-db-gimp-print -
> >>why is "gimp" in there?!!!!).
> >>Then point your web browser to "http://localhost:631/admin" and you
> >>should be able to figure it out from there.
> >>(Why is there no man page for cups or cupsys?!!! Why is it so hard to
> >>find the :631 reference?!! Why is the documentation wrong when it does
> >>mention 631?!! (Recently you've had to add the /admin portion, which is
> >>not referenced in /usr/share/doc/Readme.txt.gz Otherwise you get
> >>nothing)?!! Okay, I'm finished with my rant, except to say that printing
> >>still sucks on Linux!!)
> > Wow! You really are p*ssed ;)
> > Yep. I found trying to do anything IPP (via KDE) a nightmare and as for
> > xprint .....
> > The one document that seems to get me up and running painlessly (using
> > cups) is this one:
> > http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/Debian-and-Windows-Shared-Printing.html
> > .... not given me a headache yet.
> > In my exprerience, printing can be a pain in any operating system when
> > it goes wrong. I recall hours of fun with Mac OS8/9.
> > Regards
> > Clive
> Hi Clive and Kent,
> There's an updated version of the mini-howto you referenced above found
> at: http://excess.org/docs/linux_windows_printing.html
> I am painfully going through the same nightmare here and after calming
> down a day or so from brain overload, I might have to ask for more
> specific help in trying to just print from one Debian box to another.
I've tended to google for this when the question comes up; I'll bookmark
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