Problems with adding printers
Margaret_Doll at brown.edu
Tue Oct 9 20:55:29 UTC 2007
With the latest updates on RedHat EL 2.6.9-55.0.2, I have been
having problems adding network printers to the system.
printtool, setup and the web interface do not seem to be working well
with each other.
printtool a member of system-config-printer-gui-0.6.116.10-1
cups is version 1.1.22-0.rc184.108.40.206
setup is 2.5.37-1.3
printtool no longer modifies /etc/printcap. When I add printers in
printtool, apply, exit, restart cups and then "export
PRINTER=newprinter", "lpq" gives me an error of
lp: error -- PRINTER environmental variable names non-existent
If I enter a printer via setup using the ip address of the printer
and port 9100, lpr and the web interface cannot find the printer.
lpq shows the printer as not ready. I have to go into the web
interface, modify the printer's location with its full network name.
What interface should I be using to add printers? I was previously
using printtool exclusively.
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