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Old 09-09-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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Question Help Needed Network-sharing a thin-client printer ??

Hi all,

I have an IBM Netvista N2200 Thin Client with a 'Debian Linux OS' running on the Flash Card (this distro: hxxp:// )

I have a 'Xerox DocuPrint P8ex' Laser Printer connected to the Thin Client
'USB Port'

I can NOT seem to Print to this USB Printer either directly from the command
prompt OR via RDP connected to Windows Server 2003 & using TCP printing
(works fine if printer connected to a Windows Box)

I have tried:
cat a > /dev/usblp0 - & I got NO error & NO printing
cat a > /dev/usb - & I got NO error & NO printing
cat a > /dev/usb1 - & I got NO error & NO printing
cat a > /dev/usb3 - & I got NO error & NO printing

I also tried: -r printer:usb3="Xerox DocuPrint P8ex"
output: PRINTER PRN1 to usb3 driver Xerox Douc P8ex
& NO Printing

Doing a modprobe printer outputs nothing

I have a directory /dev/usb/ but NO /dev/printer/

Do I need to install a driver or something

I am a Linux noob, so ANY help is greatly appreciated

# dmesg | grep usb
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
host/usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 17:00:43 Mar 1 2005
host/usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
host/usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
host/usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xc6e10000, IRQ 11
host/usb-ohci.c: usb-00:13.0, Compaq Computer Corporation ZFMicro Chipset USB
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb.c: registered new driver hid
usb.c: registered new driver serial
usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Generic
usbserial.c: USB Serial Driver core v1.4
usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Keyspan PDA
usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Keyspan PDA - (prerenumeration)
usbserial.c: USB Serial support registered for Belkin / Peracom / GoHubs USB
Serial Adapter
input0: USB HID v1.00 Keyboard [04b3:3001] on usb1:2.0
input1: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [04b3:3001] on usb1:2.1
usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x419/0x3201) is not claimed by any active
Old 09-10-2005, 04:55 PM   #2
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did you install CUPS?


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