Network PostScript Printer?

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WilliamChgo
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Network PostScript Printer?

Post by WilliamChgo » Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:13 am

I've got GentooX installed and all is working great! Thanks ShALLaX!

But it occurs to me that since I have a PostScript printer (Xerox 4400N) living on my LAN, I might be able to set up GentooX to print to this printer.

Is this possible? If so, how would I set that up?

BTW, I can already http into my printer using mozilla, so I know it's already talking to me on the LAN.

Thanks again.
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Post by nobspangle » Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:45 am

emerge cups
rc-update add cupsd default
/etc/init.d/cupsd start

then go to http://localhost:631/admin (from your xbox) and try and configure it

check http://www.linuxprinting.org/cups-doc.html for more help
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WilliamChgo
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Great Info - Xbox printing to LAN printer!

Post by WilliamChgo » Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:20 pm

Great info and tutorial, nobspangle, thank you!

For the benefit of future noobs, here are some extra steps I took:

I ended up downloading my printer's PPD file from Xerox Web site, and copied it to /usr/share/cups/model/

then ran /etc/init.d/cupsd restart from a konsole.

In http://localhost:631/admin, set up printer as LPD and specified its IP address in location and URI prompts.

Presto! Xbox prints beautifully 8)

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