Desperate - I am having serious problems setting up printers.
romeotheriault at fastmail.fm
Fri Oct 19 13:05:34 UTC 2007
On 10/18/07, Margaret Doll <margaret_doll at brown.edu> wrote:
> I have been using printtool to set up printers on our RH printserver
> to share out
> to the Macs, Windows and other unix computers on our network. About
> a month
> ago printtool stopped working. I don't know what to use next.
> Using system-config-printer, I
> added gc-hp041, HP LaserJet 4050
> I applied the changes and exited the gui.
> I then issued
> service cups restart
> cd /etc/cups
> [root at SERVER cups]# grep 041 cupsd.conf
> [root at SERVER cups]# grep 041 /etc/printcap
> [root at SERVER cups]# grep 041 printers.conf
> [root at SERVER cups]# uname -r
> [root at SERVER cups]# more /etc/redhat-release
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 5)
> [root at SERVER cups] rpm -qf /usr/sbin/system-config-printer
> Looking at URL http://localhost:631/printers, the gc-hp041
> printer is not listed.
> gc-hp041 does appear through the program setup.
> My main concern is that the printer does not show up as a
> shared printers to the Windows computers on my network. This
> is a major problem.
> smbclient -L SERVER -N
> ADMIN$ IPC IPC Service (SERVER - Chemistry
> Samba Server)
> gc-hp106 Printer Created by redhat-config-printer
> gc-hp201 Printer Created by redhat-config-printer
> How do I fix the problem? Desperate.
> printtool, a link to system-config-printer, was working fine until
> about a month ago.
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Maybe I'm missing something, but you mentioned the CUPS web interface. Why
don't you use that?
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