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Old 06-13-2008, 09:30 AM   #1
nirmit
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how to use network printer


please tell me how to use a network printer in linux

i am using command

lpr -P 192.168.2.157 /etc/hosts


bt it gives me error like
lpr: error - unable to print file: client-error-not-found

so should i have to configure any files or is there any error in command?...
 
Old 06-13-2008, 09:43 AM   #2
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You need to set up CUPS.

As root, start a browser and go to http://localhost:631 (CUPS administration). Choose the PRINTERS tab and walk through the individual settings (there are drop-down menus and the like to help). Pick your printer model (most of 'em are there), and use socket://192.168.2.157 for the connection. Also, be sure to select Set as Default (on the PRINTERS screen) so you can use lp or lpr without providing a printer name argument.

That ought to do it.
 
  


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