On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, Derrick wrote:
> I have a nice laser printer set up on my router which was installed via
> CUPS and shared via samba. It works perfectly with my XP and 2k
> machines, but I am having trouble getting my 4.8 Desktop machine to
> print to it. I installed the same version of CUPS on the desktop to try
> to facilitate the setup. Right now, anytime I send a print job (print
> test page, line print), it connects, then says the printer is busy, will
> try again in 10 seconds.
> Any ideas on how to get through this? Note: I am not totally against
> trying a different way to configure the printer, I just am more
> familliar with CUPS than with printcap.
It's hard to tell from your message whether the printer has an internal
print server or is attached to a router which is acting as a print
server. Either way, if the print server supports lpr/lpd, it's easy to
do with a printcap entry. Having installed CUPS may complicate this; I
don't know what it does to existing lpr/lpd setups.
A simple printcap entry for a remote printer:
"laser" is entered in /etc/hosts as the hostname and address of the
laser printer; you could also just enter the IP address of the printer
directly in printcap. "raw" is the standard queue name for HP
JetDirects; some print servers don't care about the name, some are
picky. /var/spool/output/lpd/lp is the spool directory, which has to be
created before you can print through this queue.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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