Author Topic: Install Printer  (Read 4553 times)

oldbloke

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Install Printer
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:29:49 PM »
Hello,

Anyone successfully installed a remote (network) printer.

C.U.P.S. asks for a password when I get nearly there?

Being new to this, I have no idea how to proceed!

Can anyone help please?

Martin

oldbloke

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Re: Install Printer
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 12:20:40 PM »
Hello,

Anyone successfully installed a remote (network) printer.

C.U.P.S. asks for a password when I get nearly there?

Being new to this, I have no idea how to proceed!

Can anyone help please?

Martin

OK....never mind, I've now got it working successfully!
The username and password it was asking for was a password of my choice  ::)
Stupid Boy!

Martin

Jdub

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Re: Install Printer
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 09:25:58 PM »
I'm having problems and would appreciate some help.

Is it possible to set up a printer which lives on a Windows PC but is connected on the network.  I.e. PC is 192.168.0.2 and printer called HPDJ5550

crylex

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Re: Install Printer
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 12:42:25 AM »
Hi

Adding a printer on CUPS to a windows share can, be done with samba (not available on the elonex), or with lpd. This technique is shown here, BUT I haven't been able to get it working yet (although all the elements are there)

http://www.swerdna.net.au/linhowtosambaprint.html

Editing this, as got the working solution.

Once you have added the unix printing protocols on your windows box, either turn the firewall off (!), or add ports 515 to both UDP and TCP settings (naming them the line printer daemons so you can see them on the list of exceptions)

Chris
« Last Edit: September 14, 2008, 03:05:06 PM by crylex »

Jdub

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Re: Install Printer
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 03:13:50 PM »
Thanks Crylex.

This worked fine for printing everything except from Firefox (BonEcho) which just says there was "no printer found".

crylex

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Re: Install Printer
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 05:30:59 PM »
Hi

There is no auto find for shared printers - unfortunately you have to add it yourself from scratch

For your HP 5550 printer (substitute for other printer types) on your windows machine
computer name JDUB, ip 192.168.0.2
printer name HP5550
(substitute for the correct names)
1. open the printer manager (this opens a bon echo window with the cups interface)
2. click on administration
3. click on add printer
4. fill in the fields
     -Name : HP5550
     -Location : your main computer
     -Description - anything you want
5. click on continue
6. select device lpd/lpr host or printer
7. click on continue
8. device URI : lpd://JDUB/HP5550 OR lpd://192.168.0.2/HP5550
9. click on continue
10. Make : HP
11. click on continue
12. Model driver HP Deskjet Series CUPS 1.2 (en) OR HP New Deskjet Series CUPS 1.2 (en) (latter didn't work for me on 930C)
13. click on add printer
14. Enter user name : root
             password : [anything you want]
15. click on ok
16. almost there
17. SET THE PAPER SIZE (media size)
18. click on configure printer
19. click on print test page
20. if it doesn't work
21. click on stop printer, cancel all jobs, and modify printer
22. change JDUB to 192.168.0.2 in the device URI, because it probably coudn't get host name resolution from the DNS
23. click continue through the other options
24. retest
25. still not working? Get a pen  :)

Chris




crylex

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Re: Install Printer
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 05:40:25 PM »
Hi

Sorry, I've just read what you wrote - I'll leave that there as a how to for poeple new to Linux.

As far as bon echo and printing goes - mine can't find a printer either. Thats a puzzle. Will look into it, although it looks like a bon echo problem.

Chris