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Re: [K12OSN] Printing



Worked like a charm! Thanks again for posting this and
for the help re: samba.

Should I add 'printing = cups' in my smb.conf now?

Todd


--- Eric Harrison <eharrison mail mesd k12 or us>
wrote:
> 
> 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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