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Re: printers

On Thu 13 Dec 2018 at 19:44:29 +0000, mick crane wrote:

> I think I must be getting elderly
> I have a debian buster PC that works as a print server. I can send files to
> it from windows and I can print from it by typing
> "lpr filename"
> I think I set it up with the cups web interface.
> I have another debian buster PC that I sometimes fiddle about on and I'd
> like to type on that.
> "lpr filename"
> I don't want the cups sever on it just to print.

What else do you want the server to do? Play the USA national anthem?

> I typed
> "lpadmin -U mick -h -d HP_LaserJet_4000_series"
> hoping it might do something but says
> "Unable to connect to server: No such file or directory"

Seems clear enough as an error message.
> I attempted to use the GUI from the desktop System/Print Settings where I
> hoped I could put in sensible values but it says it is locked and ask for
> authentication.

Which GUI? Which program?

> I put in the root password but it won't do anything
> why might that be then ?

How is this connected with your first stated problem? What you are
attempting to do in all of this?


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