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Old 04-10-2007, 09:28 PM   #1
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Cool How to share printer in Linux ?


Let's say I got 3 computers in an office, all of them installed with Suse/Mandriva Linux. Computer A is connected directly to a HP Printer, how to make another 2 computers to share the same printer? What hardware do I need? How to do the setting in Linux?
 
Old 04-10-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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You need to set up CUPS on the computer connected with the printer, then setup CUPS on the other two printers to print to the other printer. Read about CUPS Configuration.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 07:21 PM   #3
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You need to set up CUPS on the computer connected with the printer, then setup CUPS on the other two printers to print to the other printer. Read about CUPS Configuration.
I'll google about it.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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Assuming you have it installed, the first and easiest place to go to get started setting up your printers is here: http://localhost:631/ After that, search here on LQ for CUPS setup and stuff like that. I was involved in a recent thread about setting up CUPS, but I don't have a link to the thread.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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Assuming you have it installed, the first and easiest place to go to get started setting up your printers is here: http://localhost:631/ After that, search here on LQ for CUPS setup and stuff like that. I was involved in a recent thread about setting up CUPS, but I don't have a link to the thread.
I just want to know how does computer-B send print job to the printer of computer-A?
 
Old 04-11-2007, 09:06 PM   #6
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you can configure cups to "publish" its printers on the local network. client pcs with cups can access those printers. in case you use yast for configuration its really easy to do.

the before mentioned webinterface is nice too ;-)
 
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I just want to know how does computer-B send print job to the printer of computer-A?
By "how", do you mean you want to understand the technology, or do you want to actually configure it to happen? If you want to configure it, use the link I gave you. If you want to understand the technology, I'd suggest you start with a networking course at your local community college.
 
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By "how", do you mean you want to understand the technology, or do you want to actually configure it to happen? If you want to configure it, use the link I gave you. If you want to understand the technology, I'd suggest you start with a networking course at your local community college.
I just want to know "how" to do it.
 
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1. Make sure CUPS is installed on all the computers you have.
2. Install the printer on one of the computers and configure it through the link I gave you. IOW, click on Add a Printer, configure it, then click on the publish button.
3. Use the exact same link at the client computers and configure the printers on them. The URL on the client computers will look like this: ipp://192.168.1.40:631/printers/EpsonDX6050. The only two things that will change are the IP address of the computer where the printer actually is and the name of the printer. Do Not delete the ":631" part or it simply won't work.

Give it a try. If you have specific questions about what to enter on a particular page, ask.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 07:28 PM   #10
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1. Make sure CUPS is installed on all the computers you have.
2. Install the printer on one of the computers and configure it through the link I gave you. IOW, click on Add a Printer, configure it, then click on the publish button.
3. Use the exact same link at the client computers and configure the printers on them. The URL on the client computers will look like this: ipp://192.168.1.40:631/printers/EpsonDX6050. The only two things that will change are the IP address of the computer where the printer actually is and the name of the printer. Do Not delete the ":631" part or it simply won't work.

Give it a try. If you have specific questions about what to enter on a particular page, ask.
Thankyou, i haven't tried. My computer-A already installed with a Konica Minolta Laser printer, computer-B is link to A thru a router.
Can suse linux has application to auto detect sharing printer?
 
Old 04-12-2007, 09:40 PM   #11
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"Thankyou, i haven't tried."

In that case, I guess I can't help you. Good luck.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 09:56 PM   #12
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Can suse linux has application to auto detect sharing printer?
CUPS also does auto-detect of printers accross the network if you install it properly.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 10:23 PM   #13
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"Thankyou, i haven't tried."

In that case, I guess I can't help you. Good luck.
I noted your advice and will try it tonight, i am busy.
 
Old 04-12-2007, 11:15 PM   #14
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I noted your advice and will try it tonight, i am busy.
Is there a way to ignore these bozos who are too busy to be bothered with trying your suggestions, but not too busy to play 20 questions with someone trying hard to help them?
 
Old 04-13-2007, 12:45 AM   #15
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You don't understand;
I posted here in the office, my PCs are at home. How can i try to do your suggestion now?
 
  


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