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Re: [K12OSN] Local Printers



On Mon, 21 Jul 2003, Chris Thomas wrote:
> I didn't add a printer queue. I don't know how to add
> a printer queue to a terminal's printer. Can you tell
> me how?
> Chris
> --- Julius Szelagiewicz <julius turtle com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Chris Thomas wrote:
> > > I am trying to setup local printer support on my
> > > clients. Our server is in the computer lab and the
> > > teachers have client boxes. I want to connect a
> > > printer and scanner to the teacher's box so there
> > will
> > > be at least one printer and scanner in every
> > > classroom.
> > >
> > > I have configured ltsp to make the local printer
> > work.
> > > My problem is that the local printer works if and
> > only
> > > if you boot the client into runlevel 3. I have
> > only
> > > tested sending text to the printer. When I boot
> > the
> > > computer into X-windows, the local printer doesn't
> > > work with any programs (ex. open office, text
> > editor).
> > > How do I make the local printer work in X-windows?
> > >
> > > Once I get the local printer setup, I will be
> > asking
> > > questions on setting up a local scanner. Thanks in
> > > advance.
> > >
> >  Chris, did you add the printer queue to the system
> > and did you add it to
> > oo by using spadmin?

Chris, you add the printer queue *on the server*. the terminal attached
printers act as if they were networked jetdirect devices. you create a
regular printqueue using printtool or a newer incarnation of the gui. when
you are done with it you can print to your terminal printer. julius




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