LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server
User Name
Password
Linux - Server This forum is for the discussion of Linux Software used in a server related context.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2008, 12:23 PM   #1
enyawix
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: ky
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 399

Rep: Reputation: 32
Can i serve a printer that is not supported by the host? if so how?


I am using "cups options = raw", but that only works when you have a client side driver. My printer is not suported be Vista yet.



[global]
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
 
Old 07-14-2008, 05:08 AM   #2
emi_ramo
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Distribution: Debian, KUbuntu
Posts: 213

Rep: Reputation: 36
If your printer is supported by linux, then you can serve it as a PostScript printer (with cups).
But if your server neither your vista have drivers for it, for sure you wont be able to print with it.

emi
 
Old 07-14-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
avatardeviva
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Almost Canada :-p
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
Figured I'd throw my two cents in as well - If your printer is working just fine on Linux but you might have all sorts of different OS's trying to connect to it to print, the surefire way of making everything work properly is to have it print via postscript.
One way of doing this is (assuming you have cups installed) going to the cups administration (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:631/) and navigating to the printer you want to print to. Copy that URL (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:631/printers/Brother_MFC) Then go the 'add printer' dialog of your system. Give it the URL that you copied. When it asks for a driver, just give it a generic postscript driver (i.e. in WinXP: Generic -> MS Publisher Imagesetter). It should "just work". There are a couple nice things about doing it this way (i.e. sharing printers across domains, being able to print from remote locations, etc) but make sure you have your security set right.
After that I can't help much, but try the samba manual
http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...-printing.html (though my brief skim didn't turn up anything too useful).

Last edited by avatardeviva; 07-14-2008 at 08:23 AM.
 
Old 07-14-2008, 09:02 AM   #4
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 17,705

Rep: Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378Reputation: 2378
You can configure a fake printer using samba as shown below. Add any generic postscript printer as stated above on your Vista PC which uses the fake printer. Be sure to restart samba.

[fake_printer]
comment = fake printer
printing = LPRNG
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = yes
print command = lpr -p printer_name %s


Assuming your printer is configured and works with linux. BTW what is the make/model of the printer?
 
Old 07-14-2008, 07:39 PM   #5
enyawix
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: ky
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 399

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by emi_ramo View Post
If your printer is supported by linux, then you can serve it as a PostScript printer (with cups).
But if your server neither your vista have drivers for it, for sure you wont be able to print with it.

emi
I have four boxes printing. I just need to get the vista box printing.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firefox paper size you specified is not supported by your printer Debian_Poland Linux - Software 5 03-18-2009 04:16 PM
Which is the best color laser printer supported by linux? my-unix-dream Linux - Newbie 2 06-27-2006 03:48 PM
Can I print to a network printer not supported by linux? famewolf SUSE / openSUSE 2 12-17-2004 04:45 PM
Will a firewire host adaptor with a Linux supported IEEE1394 chipset work in linux? mmx87 Linux - Hardware 1 09-25-2004 03:22 AM
Is my printer supported in Fedora? LinuxSeeker Fedora 1 02-28-2004 02:06 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration