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Old 03-18-2009, 12:31 PM   #16
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Just got CUPS working on debian after moving from SuSE thanks to the how to haven't been able to print for a few days we have way to much to print and have a pallet of copy paper that just came in.

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Old 06-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by busbarn View Post
I know that Ubuntu uses users differently. It may work if you use the sudo command. Just a thought.
Thats all we use in our office as for our printers they are all networked but one is broke some one was filling a stapler over it and dropped staples into it. You can imagine what that's done to it's printing capabilities.

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Remote Printing Ubuntu with Client and Server

Here's my experience setting up a Ubuntu client to print to a printer on another Ubuntu box:

Printer server (IP is Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 with HP 5550 on USB port:
Printer client is Ubuntu Karmic 9.10.

Modifications to etc/cups/cupsd.conf on Server box:

1. Adding "ServerName" doesn't seem to make any difference.

2. In the Listen section you must add "Listen server-ip" after "Listen localhost:631":

# Only listen for connection from the local machine.
  Listen localhost:631
  Listen /var/run/cups/cups.sock
3. You must add "Allow" for subnet in Location section:

# Restrict access to the server...
<Location />
  Order allow,deny
  Allow From 192.168.1.* 
Restart CUPS after making changes to cupsd.conf on the Server box.

I found that you must add a /etc/cups/client.conf file on the Client box to point to the Server box:

# Servername
Restart CUPS after saving /etc/cups/client.conf on the Client box.

Now, if you try to print from an application in the Client box, the printer should appear in the Print dialog box. No need to Add Printer.


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