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Old 10-23-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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Simple way of doing Network printing?


I have search in many places about being able to print to a network printer. I just don't see some clear instructions on how to do this. Here at work we are testing a PIII machine using Xubuntu, it works fine. We are trying to print from it using a network printer via TCP/IP. What do I need to do, install, configure?? I'm confused. We work for a non-profit organization so we are looking for options for a network without Windows, but we are getting frustrated already....

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Old 10-23-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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Cups

Here are a few articles detailing setting up Linux Print Servers. I will suggest Ubuntu for you because this should be fairly simple using that distro.

http://linux.about.com/od/ubusrv_doc/a/ubusg24t01.htm

http://www.howtoforge.com/samba_setup_ubuntu_5.10

http://linux.about.com/od/ubusrv_doc...rv_doc_idx.htm

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#P...er_.28cupsd.29

Those should get you started. If you have any questions, let us know!
 
Old 10-23-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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Re: network printing

Hmmm, you might have cups installed.
If you do then there should be some GUI printer configurator or lpadmin ... if so then find out if your network printer supports raw tcp (jetdirect) or LPR printing.
 
Old 10-24-2006, 10:00 AM   #4
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Mike why do I need to have a print server? All I want to do is to print from 1 linux box here inside the network to a HP LaserJet 4250 printer via IP address. I saw all the links you sent me, but I thought it was going to be simpler than that. Dxqcanada, using win machines I just need to add a printer and input the IP address and that's it, I'm printing. Where do I do this in Xubuntu(ubuntu). I have only the Print Manager and the Print dialog(Xfprint) but I can't find where to add a printer. I do have CUPS installed. Thanks
 
Old 10-24-2006, 10:05 AM   #5
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I'm sorry I misunderdstood. You don't need a print server. But you will need CUPS loaded to print to that network printer.

That should be detailed in one of those articles.

Try this out:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=188860
 
Old 10-24-2006, 02:04 PM   #6
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I have CUPS installed, I want to know how to configure this network printer. I in localhost:631 and I set up the Device URI: ipp://x.x.x.x:631/ipp/ and I tried http://x.x.x.x/ipp/ when I go to print a test page I get around 20 pages with little simbols at the top of the page. Which would be the correct Device URI for this network printer(HP LaserJet4250n) in windows we just need to input the IP address and we are printing! How can I do that in Linux?? Thanks
 
Old 10-28-2006, 08:25 PM   #7
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Re: CUPS network printer

See CUPS user guide ->http://www.cups.org/doc-1.1/sam.html

Similarly, a HP LaserJet printer using a JetDirect network interface at IP address 11.22.33.44 would be added with the command:

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p LaserJet -E -v socket://11.22.33.44 -m laserjet.ppd ENTER

As you can see, deskjet.ppd and laserjet.ppd are the PPD files for the HP DeskJet and HP LaserJet drivers included with CUPS. You'll find a complete list of PPD files and the printers they will work with in Appendix C, "Printer Drivers"
 
  


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