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Old 12-24-2005, 03:42 AM   #1
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Network Print Server and Linux


I've got a printer hooked to a print server from Cables To Go. I can't figure out how to get it to work with Linux (SuSE 10). Everything I've tried so far has given me an error.

The manual is available online at http://www.cablestogo.com/help/ctg_d...r/3250Man.pdf? and it has instructions for configuring it on Linux on page 90 (7-17 is what it says in the corner) but they appear to be for a different version of Linux and I can't figure out from them what to do.
 
Old 12-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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If the printer is either USB, parallel, or serial interface you should be able to use a standard cable. I don't know if you mean that you have a standard cable from Cables to Go. I know that they make special cables.

Anyway, in SuSE you can use YaST2 to configure your printer. Log into root and run Yast. I don't have it running in front of me but it is easy to find the printer configuration applet. The printer configuration applet should automatically detect and configure your printer. If you want this to be a print server then you will also have to get into Yast network services and configure the CUPS print server daemon.

If the printer doesn't work and if it has more than one interface then try using the other interface. I have an Epson C-84 printer. It works great with the parallel cable but it won't work with the USB interface on Linux.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-25-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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Configure the printer via the cups admin interface;

http://localhost:631/admin

Click on the 'Add Printer' button
Name: <give_your_printer_a_name_here>
Device: AppSocket Jetdirect
DeviceURI: socket://<ip_address_of_the_print_server>:9100
Make <configure your printer make/model here>
 
Old 12-27-2005, 01:42 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stress_junkie
If the printer is either USB, parallel, or serial interface you should be able to use a standard cable. I don't know if you mean that you have a standard cable from Cables to Go. I know that they make special cables.
No, what I meant was that I have a print server from Cables To Go. They mostly make cables, but they also sell print servers.

I'll try Lenard's suggestion when I get a chance (got some games for X-mas so I repartitioned for XP again - I'll do a dual-boot)

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