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Re: CUPS, Alpine, and printserving



On Wed, 29 Oct 2008 19:12:54 +0000, Beartooth wrote:

> I've been advised, more or less btw in an otherwise scarcely related
> thread, to quit using my KVM switch (which has spare USB ports touted by
> the maker especially for printserving) as a printserver.
> 
> 	So I plugged the printer (an HP psc 1315v) into my #1 machine;
> and I've been telling Firefox 127.0.0.1:631 on each of the machines, and
> trying to get it to work.

	Monday UPDATE

	I've followed all the kind advice in this thread, and also 
fiddled and futzed and fooled between whiles -- chiefly by deleting 
superfluous printers that had crept in, a finite series of them, but a 
tedious one. I kept deleting till I got down to the one right printer, if 
I could, and then configuring that, over and over. And I have a partial 
result.

	 Machines #2, #3, and #4 all show my wife's printer downstairs, 
as well as another. (Machine #1 does not.) #2 and #4 have the other, set 
to default, as the real machine on #1 -- though for a while they kept 
insisting it did not exist. Machine #3 has the "other" printer shown with 
a URI saying "file: /dev/null" -- and won't let me remove it!

	Actually, #2 and #4 show that, too; they also show a name with 
spaces, which #3 is refusing to accept. Possibly related is that in the 
midst of all this, CUPS started demanding https instead of http to go 
from one of its own locations to another ...

	Machines #2 and #4 have just successfully sent test pages to the 
printer on machine #1. Machine #3 failed.

	I'm in process of adding a printer to #3, cloning all the 
settings off the others. Maybe after that, and after making it the 
default, it will let me delete the useless one ...

	*Later* : #3 keeps rejecting the settings on the other machines, 
and leading me to quire different settings -- which also fail.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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