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[K12OSN] Printing



The printer configuration and management tools in the RH8.1 beta are
quite nice.  I have been trying to back-port these new tools to 
K12LTSP 3.0.x, but it has been more trouble than it is worth.

As a short-term fix, I can accomplish roughly the same user-level
control with GTKLP. The admin-side config is not as nice, but that
is less important that the user-level interaction.
 
GTKLP requires CUPS, RH73/RH80 (and thus K12LTSP 2.1.x/3.0.x) default
to LPRng. Note that RH81 will default to CUPS. If you want to test GTKLP,
you have to rip out LPRng and install/configure CUPS:

1) remove LPRng:

	rpm -e LPRng redhat-config-printer redhat-config-printer-gui

2) install cups, cups-drivers, cups-drivers-hpijs, gimp-print-cups

	up2date -i cups cups-drivers cups-drivers-hpijs gimp-print-cups

3) start cups:

	/sbin/service cups start
	/sbin/chkconfig cups on

4) point your web browser to http://localhost:631
   Click on "Printers" and then "Add Printer", login with the root password
   and follow the configuration menus.

5) install GTKLP:

   K12LTSP 2.1.x:

      ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/K12LTSP/2.1.2/testing/gtklp-0.9m-1.k12ltsp.2.2.1.i386.rpm

   K12LTSP 3.0.x:

      ftp://k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us/pub/K12LTSP/testing/RPMS/gtklp-0.9m-1.k12ltsp.2.3.0.i386.rpm

  
6) you will now have two new entries in the "System Tools" menus, "Printers"
   and "Print Queues". You can drag-n-drop these onto your desktop for
   convienience. New users will automatically get these icons on their 
   desktops.

  "Printers" lets you pick which printer you want to print to and options
  such as double-sided printing, gamma correction, etc, etc. The "Printers"
  icon supports drag-n-drop.

  "Print queues" is a print queue management utility: delete jobs, pause
  printers, etc, etc.


-Eric





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