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Old 03-18-2003, 05:08 AM   #1
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Printing to a remote printer


I'm trying to print a file from my Slackware 8.1 machine to a printed on the network. I've added the printed via Webmin but the test page doesn't exist. It's trying to print to localhost for some reason.

The printer is called 'aquarius' on the network. Is on IP address 168.43.16.210 and it's a HP LaserJet 1200. It used to work with 168.43.16.110 with aquarius in the printer field. (168.43.16.110 is our DNS server, accesible from within network only)

I'd rather be able to get this working using a combination of CLI and Webmin, would rather not have to go into X at all (plus it's kinda awkard to physically get to server)

If anyone can shed on light on this it'd be greatly appreciated.

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Printing test page with command lpr -PAquarius bw\.ps ..

Status Information:
sending job 'root@intranet+648' to Aquarius@localhost
connecting to 'localhost', attempt 1
connected to 'localhost'
requesting printer Aquarius@localhost
sending control file 'cfA648intranet.apps.cpio.co.uk' to Aquarius@localhost
job 'root@intranet+648' transfer to Aquarius@localhost failed
error 'ERROR TRANSFERRING DATA'
sending control file 'cfA648intranet.apps.cpio.co.uk' to Aquarius@localhost

.. command failed!

Last edited by narusegawa; 03-18-2003 at 05:12 AM.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 11:34 AM   #2
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what does your /etc/printcap look like? I haven't used webmin. What kind of setup tools does it use?

Although it isn't the default "slack way," I've found it easier to configure remoted printing with CUPS. I print to a HP laserjet via Samba on an NT print server. With CUPS its easy as pie.

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Old 03-18-2003, 11:39 AM   #3
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I have Samba running on the machine already, so I can access files from my workstation. I know nothing of CUPS or how to get it to work.

If you think it's easier through CUPS. How do I go about doing this? If you don't mind assisting me? I have AIM/ICQ/YIM/MSN at work and home if that's easier/quicker to talk through.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 11:55 AM   #4
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Do you have access to the extra directory for your version of Slackware? CUPS is in there, and you just install it. Then you have to turn on your http daemon (apache, I'm assuming) and point your browser to the cups administration tool (localhost:631).

If you get this far, we'll take if from there. If you don't have the slack pack for cups, you can get it from the ftp locations.

CUPS supports several different backends for connecting - ipp, samba, appletalk, etc. You'll need to figure out which one is the best option for you.

I'm on yahoo, too, if it'll be helpful.

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Old 03-18-2003, 12:13 PM   #5
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I installed CUPS using pkgtool, a package I got from one of the linuxpackages sites.

I have apache on the machine but that's running the webservers. How do I start up CUPS to listen on :631 because it isn't listening by default.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 12:13 PM   #6
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Nevermind, it is listening. But ONLY on localhost not from my workstation.


Yahoo: TenraiNoraneko

Last edited by narusegawa; 03-18-2003 at 12:19 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 01:02 PM   #7
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Do, do you have the CUPS administration page?

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Old 03-18-2003, 01:34 PM   #8
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Ok you have a workstation and want to print to a server which has the printer connected, right? So you need to put cups on the computer that you are printing from. i.e. the workstation. Then, under "manage printers" you add printer, and to set it up you give the IP of the server and the share name of the printer, complete with connection protocol "backend." CUPS works as a spooler to submit your jobs to the location that you specify.

What do you mean when you say its listening to localhost, not to your workstation? Perhaps I've misunderstood your terms here.

Hope this helps.

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Old 03-19-2003, 11:18 AM   #9
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Post RE:printer

chec printcap for lines like thisif not try it
printer|comment:\
:lp=:rm=somwere.com:\ (or ip addr)
:sd=/var/spool/somespooldir: (match this dir in samba)
 
Old 03-20-2003, 05:56 AM   #10
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Got this working with CUPS thanks to otibb. Great job. Much appreciated. Enhanced Ghostscript + CUPS had to be installed.
 
  


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