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Old 11-02-2003, 06:33 PM   #1
jhodge
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How can I replace Redhat 9 printing via cups with lpd as in RH7 and 8?


I recently upgraded our servers from a mixture of RH7 and 8 to RH9.
I can not get cups on RH9 to print to a multiport print server. It always defaults to port 1 on the print server. I am fed up with cups and want to revert to lpd as in RH7 and 8. Can I install lpd instead of cups? Can I revert to the old entries in printcap that I used to have in RH7/8? What changes should I make to smb.conf? Can anyone help?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:13 PM   #2
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Can I install lpd instead of cups?
Yes, you can use LPRng instead of CUPS. The RPM is still part of the RedHat 9 distribution.

Can I revert to the old entries in printcap that I used to have in RH7/8?
Yes.

What changes should I make to smb.conf?
You need to make modifications in the [global] share and perhaps in the [printers] share.
The following should be in the [global] share.
Code:
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
printing = lprng
Can anyone help?
I am not sure... I will have to ask the others on LQ first.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 05:29 AM   #3
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howzit

use the following cmds redhat-switch-printer, redhat-switch-printer tui or u may use the alternatives cmd. These cmd r links between cups and LRpng. If u type alternatives -- config print this will give u the chioce to printing system u want. If u want to set it then use the alternatives --set print.

chow
 
Old 11-03-2003, 05:29 PM   #4
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Using LPRng instead of cups with RH9

I tried using LPRng instead of cups. Installation OK, placed the following in smb.conf:
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
printing = lprng

Already had my D-Link DP-303 3-port print server in hosts file as follows:
172.21.128.53 dp303 PS1B9065

Added new entries to printcap as follows:
#Epson Stylus Color 1520
dp303-p1|Epson1520:\
:lp=p1@dp303:\
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/dp303-p1:\
:rw:\
:mx#0:
#HP DeskJet 820Cxi
dp303-p2|HP820Cxi:\
:lp=:\
:rm=dp303:\
:rp=p2:\
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/dp303-p2:\
:rw:\
:mx#0:

I tried addessing the ports both ways, as above, using:
:lp=<port#>@<printserver>
and
:rm=<printserver>
:rp=<port#>

Nothing worked this time! Couldn't even get the Epson to print on port 1 whereas before it worked with cups.
Any ideas?

John
 
  


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