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Old 09-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Connect to a network printer in fc17


Anybody know how to connect to a network printer in fc17?..I can't seem to find /etc/cups/client.conf to add line

ServerName "ip"

When go through the gui applications -> system settings -> printers, it gives a message "printer service doesn't seem to be available".

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Tried "system-config-printer" and command is not even found.. no clue how to connect to a network printer.. fedora 6 and 7 were so much easier..please help..
 
Old 09-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Tried "system-config-printer" and command is not even found.. no clue how to connect to a network printer.. fedora 6 and 7 were so much easier..please help..
Right...it won't be there if you don't install cups. The first post even says that "printer service doesn't seem to be available". Install cups ("yum install cups"), and follow the easily found instructions:
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...-printing.html
 
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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# yum install system-config-printer

May be the printer then is added automatically, when you run
# system-config-printer
.. and then open the 'Add' window ?

( I have two printers on the network, and Fedora 17 did pick up both.
But I don't remember now, how it was done.)

EDIT : Beaten by @TB0ne.

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Last edited by knudfl; 09-13-2012 at 05:18 PM.
 
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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Right...it won't be there if you don't install cups. The first post even says that "printer service doesn't seem to be available". Install cups ("yum install cups"), and follow the easily found instructions:
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...-printing.html


Thanks.. Duh! That would help if cups is installed...I did and I have a different problem now.. I run system-config-printer and it comes back saying there are no printers configured yet although I added the following to the client.conf file in /etc/cups/clinet.conf

ServerName "IP"
 
Old 09-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #6
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Right...it won't be there if you don't install cups. The first post even says that "printer service doesn't seem to be available". Install cups ("yum install cups"), and follow the easily found instructions:
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US...-printing.html
Thanks again.. I erased what I typed in client.conf and just tried system-config-printer and it seems to be installed now..Have a great day
 
  


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