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Old 03-09-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Redhat server print via PC USB connected printer


Is it possible for a Redhat Linux server (2.6.9-67.0.7.ELhugemem) to print to a USB-connected PC printer?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 03-09-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Is it possible for a Redhat Linux server (2.6.9-67.0.7.ELhugemem) to print to a USB-connected PC printer?

Thanks in advance!
Yes.

Or were you looking for details? What version/distro of RedHat are you using?
 
Old 03-10-2009, 11:35 AM   #3
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Hey, nobody likes a smartass!

"2.6.9-67.0.7.ELhugemem" is what I get when I do a uname -r. Here's what I get when I do a uname -a:

Linux <nodename> 2.6.9-67.0.7.ELhugemem #1 SMP Wed Feb 27 04:59:22 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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Old 03-10-2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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tha'ts the kernel version, which is half of what he's looking for
also the version of redhat, found in /etc/issue

the reason for this is sometimes the syntax for doing such varies if only slightly between distros, even between versions of distros sometimes
 
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Hey, nobody likes a smartass!

"2.6.9-67.0.7.ELhugemem" is what I get when I do a uname -r. Here's what I get when I do a uname -a:

Linux <nodename> 2.6.9-67.0.7.ELhugemem #1 SMP Wed Feb 27 04:59:22 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Thanks!
Sorry, had to take the opportunity when I found it.

As far as the version, I meant like RedHat Enterprise 4, or SuSE Server 9, etc. Different distros have different ways of setting up a printer. In my experience, once you connect the printer, you should be able to go into your hardware configuration utility, and set it up.

Under OpenSuSE, I'd just fire up YAST, click "Hardware", then click "Printer", and set it up.
 
Old 03-10-2009, 04:41 PM   #6
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Red Hat version

I learned about "cat issue". Here's the output:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 6)
Kernel \r on an \m

So that would be v4.6, right?


Thanks!

(Just as was typing this I thought of what might be the answer.)
 
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it would be redhat enterprise 4.6

i beleive modern redhat based distros use 'system-config-printer' as the command to configure printers, however older versions use 'printtool' or 'printerconf' or something like that

also redhat based systems have a text menu system program called 'setup' that you can run at a terminal (as root i believe) that allows you to launch the printer configurator

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Old 03-11-2009, 11:42 AM   #8
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Our system uses 'printconf' to configure printers.

What I'll try is have the PC share the printer and create an SMB type printer on the Linux system.
 
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Our system uses 'printconf' to configure printers.

What I'll try is have the PC share the printer and create an SMB type printer on the Linux system.
That'll work, but I've also done it the other way...have the printer attached to the Linux server, and share it to the Windows boxen via Samba.

IMHO, that's a bit more flexible, since the printer will be available to Windows boxes over Samba, as well as Linux systems via CUPS.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 02:58 PM   #10
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Smile it worked!

I got it to work. This will come in handy because we have more than a few user printers that are USB-connected and will need to be "Seen" by our Linux servers.

Thanks for the replies!
 
  


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