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Old 08-26-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
EricNewb
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need help configuring a network printer w/ opensuse 11.0


I have a Toshiba laptop that I made dual boot with opensuse 11.0 / windows vista with wireless lan and am trying to setup a wired network printer (canon mx700: multifunction printer,scanner, fax )

Network Adapter: Canon MX700 series
Printer: Canon MX700 series

Get IP address automatically

Use following IP address:
IP Address: 192.168.0.4
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

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samba and cups are installed

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how do I configure cups ? or do I even configure cups
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using the yast suse printer config wizard which do I choose for
Network Printer

print via LDP-style network server
via SMB network server
via IPX network server
or print directly to a network printer

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Hostname of Print server
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do I have a remote que
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where can I update the list of printers to select my printer
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am I overlooking something simple (to be the true newbie)

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is there an explicit HOW-TO , I have searched and read many forums
 
Old 08-27-2008, 12:35 AM   #2
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I would start with "print directly to a network printer".

The big question--especially with Canon--is whether there will be a driver. As part of the install process, you'll be given a list. If yours is there, you are on your way. If not, something similar may work.

I now prefer to use the cups web interface (localhost:631 in the browser url line), but the SUSE utility should be fine.

This site may also help:
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting
 
Old 09-01-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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I followed as you mentioned and the install went ok but there was no driver specifically for my canon printer so I am trying other drivers, hopefully I will find one
 
  


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