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Re: printers

On 13.12.18 20:44, 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
is the cups server runing on IP ?
what does "ss -tulpen | grep 631" say?

> 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"

you can install cups-client on this machine an then create a file
/etc/cups/client.conf like:


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

is root in the lpamin group?

> mick

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