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Old 07-15-2004, 05:50 PM   #1
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CUPS -- sharing with WINDOWS AND LINUX remote printers


Sometimes I connect a laptop to Linux machines, sometimes to 1 Windows server. If I use YAST to configure access to the printers on the Linux server I lose the configuaration I had for connecting to the Windows Printers. If I configure for access to the Windows printers I then lose the Linux printers configuration.

Anyway I can keep BOTH sets of definitions so I don't have to re-configure every time depending on what systems are running the remote printers.

The printers are locally attached to the relevant boxes i.e they are not specific printers with their own network cards. I'm just wanting simple printer sharing.

Using CUPS on SUSE 9.1 to a) other SUSE boxes
b) to a Winxp box.


I can get EITHER a) or b) to work but not both together !!!!

Thanks for any help on this question.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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Is your Laptop Linux?

I think I get the question.

Laptop Suse 9.1

Site A: Linux/CUPS Server

Site B: Windows Print Server


Create two Printers on the laptop...one for Windows, one for Linux/CUPS


I'm not too familiar with yast, but you can configure/add the printer(s) in CUPS or with kaddprinterwizard.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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The problem is when you create the CUPS entry for the Linux box the configuration panel comes up
Warning Your system is configured as a CUPS CLIENT only -- setting any Queue will discard these settings Continue YES NO.

If you say YES you lose the previous setting ( for the Windows server)
If you say NO program exits.

It seems that as a client you can only have 1 queue -- seems a bit stupid to me unless I've misread the instructions.

( It might be because I'm only connected to ONE box at a time -- I'll have to wait until I can connect to both boxes at the same time -- but even then it shouldn't delete previous printer definitions).

Thanks

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Old 07-15-2004, 06:53 PM   #4
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It looks like a restriction


From the manual :
CUPS Client-Only
All queues of one CUPS server will be available to this computer. Every new queue added to the server will be accessible on this computer. You cannot add any local printers when using the client-only configuration, because no local CUPS server is running.


So say I have 2 independent Linux computers on the network and I want to share the printers -- then it seems I can't do it via CUPS.

I can't believe this so hopefully someone can show me what I'm doing wrong.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 06:55 PM   #5
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I'venever seen the problem as you describe it.

Have you added printers via kaddprinterwizard? Does it error out?

You could also load the cups server software, but printing to a Windows printer does not require cups, so the queue shouldn't be an issue. If you have the space, load up the cups server software and see if all the problems go away. I think cups and foomatic weigh in at 80mb.
 
  


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