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: lp:\ :lp=:\ :sh:\ :mx#0:\ :rm=laser:\ :rp=raw:\ :sd=/var/spool/output/lpd/lp:\ :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs: "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 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"