suse linux pro 9.2 is the distro. using yast i can setup printing from the local host. what i'm trying to do now is share the printer with windows clients through cups/samba.
when i look at the cups web setup (http://localhost:631
) my device uri is listed as mfp:/dev/mfp4
i don't think this is proper naming convention. i think samsung's printer/scanner setup script created this.
if i understand samba/cups correctly, you are supposed to setup a raw print queue in cups. the windows clients prepare the data using their own print driver. the raw cups queue simply spools the data to the printer. in order to do this, cups needs to know where to send the output. in the case of a parallel printer this would normally be /dev/lp0
for usb printing i don't know where to direct the output.
after reading some other posts i saw a tip on running "lsusb" command. here is the output from lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 04a9:220d Canon, Inc. CanoScan N670U/N676U/LiDE 20
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04e8:3409 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
I have a Canon scanner (Bus 002 Device 003) and a Samsusung printer (Bus 002 Device 002).
now . . . i want to edit the cups configuration file to route output from my raw print queue to the samsung printer. should that be /dev/usb/002 or something similar?