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Re: [vox-tech] Print server
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Re: [vox-tech] Print server



Thanks, but I'm still at the "connecting the printer to the box" stage.
Where do I get the printer drivers?  I thought they'd be on
linuxprinting.org but I can't find them.  I want to use the ljet4, now is
that included with the spooler (I was planning on using pdq)?.

Jay


----- Original Message -----
From: "ME" <dugan@passwall.com>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Print server


> Jay Strauss said:
> > Sorry to flounder here but I'm a little lost.  I've been reading around
> > http://www.linuxprinting.org
> >
> > I want to attach a printer to a debian box, that is already running
samba
> > and providing (menial) file server services.  Now I want to add the
> > printer,
> > and provide print server services to my windows clients.
> >
> > I have an older HP 1100 LaserJet.  I figure I must download and install
> > some
> > driver for this printer (linuxprinting.org suggests the ljet4, but don't
> > have a link to download it).
> >
> > Do I then need to install some spooling software?
> >
> > Then do I somehow have to tell samba that the printer should be shared?
>
> If you are using lprng or lpr and have the printers properly setup for
> linux with proper entries, then you can check out a few things.
>
> First, if you are playing with lprng then I strongly suggest something
> like magicfilters (package) as it works very well with lprng. It deals
> with stuff like text vs bin/postscript and the CR/LF thing.
>
> Once you have printing properly working locally, the next step it to name
> your printers with good names. From smb.conf, there is an option like
> "load printer = yes" (check your man pages) and this is a very, very nice
> feature. It automagically reads the printers listed in your lpr copnfig
> file taking what I think is the firstr or last "name" for the printers
> listed and then automagically "publishes" all of those printers as
> available.
>
> Though you can expliticly specify each printer, one at a time, this is a
> lot of work. The big advantage for doing this is if you are a larger
> business and want to specify "types" for printers and load driver software
> on the samba box so that newer windows clients can recognize the printer
> and load drivers from the samba server (note this process is not as easy
> as the "load printers = yes".)
>
> You may need to manually choose the driver for the printer on each client,
> if you went with the "load printers" oprion in smb.conf, but it is the
> easiest for a home network.
>
> -ME
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