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Old 06-05-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
boy3dfx2
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making printer a network printer


Hello

I installed a Canon LBP2900 on a Linux machine.

My purpose was to connect it as a network printer...because that PC is always on.

I did the following...

Driver instalation on the Linux machine:

I followed the manufacturer's recomandations for the driver's instalation.

I downloaded the driver and common library.

cndrvcups-common-1.30-1.i386.rpm
cndrvcups-capt-1.30-1.i386.rpm

After istalling gtk+ with yum install gtk+ I used:

rpm -ivh cndrvcups-common-1.30-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh cndrvcups-capt-1.30-1.i386.rpm

restart CUPS
/etc/init.d/cups restart

registered the printer:

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LBP2900 -m CNCUPSLBP2900CAPTK.ppd -v ccp:/var/ccpd/fifo0 -E

registered the printer in the ccpd daemon file for USB connection:

/usr/sbin/ccpdadmin -p LBP2900 -o /dev/usb/lp0
started ccpd daemon:
/etc/init.d/ccpd start

After that I did a reboot and connected the printer, the printer was found and fedora asked me if I want to contnue installing the USB device...I said yes.

I used
/etc/init.d/ccpd start again...because I did not include this at Linux startup yet.

The printer appeared in the Network neighbourhood...when trying to install it under win2k I got an error about it being the vrong driver version so I installed the 2k drivers from the printer's CD.
Now it won't print

Questions

1.Did I do something wrong?

2.How can I print from the command-line in Linux...I wanna check if the driver installed properly in the first place.


3.Is the instalation complete? I'm a newbye and I used to hear that network printing support required samba (I have it already on the Linux box).

Thanks
 
Old 06-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
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2) lp-cups (or lpcups, not sure)

Found it, lp-cups
 
Old 06-06-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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Thanks...

I did not install the driver properly...

I have new questions for you.

1.If I erase the driver before issuing lpadmin -x ...can I remove that printer again?

2.To remove a USB driver for a printer...what files need to be erased:
1 would be the /dev/usb/lp0 of course...
 
Old 06-06-2006, 01:27 PM   #4
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are there any other files I should look out for? something in /sbin or /etc/ or /var ...or another folder like that....
 
  


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