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Old 09-14-2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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Print Server 101 (question, not a how-to!)


Alright, so though I've been using Slackware (upgrading to 10.2 as we speak) for some time, I've never actually set up any sort of printing on any of the myriad of machines (baby steps, I suppose). I'm looking to change that but have no idea where to start, as there are a lot of guides which offer sometimes conflicting information on the subject.

I currently have a Slack 10.0 file server on a mixed network (2 WinXP, 3 Slack), using ruidimentary NFS to share files between the Slack boxes, and a horrible Samba setup to try and do the same between the server and the XP boxes.

I would like to connect the Printer (the printer Dell threw in for free when I bought my laptop -- Dell Photo 720 I believe) to the server, and have all networked computers (including guests who come in from time to time with their own machines) to be able to print through the server, out the printer.

I've heard the term CUPS strewn around but as I said, I have no idea where to start Anything you provide would be of help!

Thanks in advance,
-- Poetics
 
Old 09-14-2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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First, get the printer working locally. Then worry about serving it. Check out http://www.linuxprinting.org.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 02:42 PM   #3
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Found a guide on here about installing the Dell 720 Photo Printer (which turns out to use the same driver as a Lexmark), but run into a problem. [Related Thread Here]


Code:
root@slackbox:/home/poetics/lexmark/tmp# rpm -ivh z600llpddk-2.0-1.i386.rpm 
error: Failed dependencies:
        /bin/sh is needed by z600llpddk-2.0-1
        libc.so.6 is needed by z600llpddk-2.0-1
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.0) is needed by z600llpddk-2.0-1
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.1.3) is needed by z600llpddk-2.0-1

root@slackbox:/home/poetics/lexmark/tmp# slackpkg reinstall gli

Looking for gli in package list. Please, wait... DONE

glib-1.2.10-i386-2.tgz
glib2-2.6.6-i486-1.tgz
glibc-2.3.5-i486-5.tgz
glibc-i18n-2.3.5-noarch-5.tgz
glibc-profile-2.3.5-i486-5.tgz
glibc-solibs-2.3.5-i486-5.tgz
glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.5-noarch-5.tgz

Total of package(s): 7

Do you wish to reinstall selected packages (Y/n)? n

root@slackbox:~# cd /home/poetics/lexmark/tmp/
This means I already have glibc, and a higher version than is required. Any ideas as to the reason for failled dependancies? (I always prefer to build from source; rpms are a new thing for me)
 
Old 09-15-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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You should have all those dependencies. You could try installing with the --nodeps option, to avoid dependency checking. My guess is that rpm on slackware does not work too well in some cases.
 
  


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