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Re: 54 GB in /var/log!! -- UPDATE



On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:25:00 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:

> I Beartooth wrote:
>> On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:58:28 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> 	[...]
>>>>> I have a suggestion....Attach the printer to just one machine, and
>>>>> then set it up to share and then connect each machine to it via the
>>>>> network. That might help a whole lot and cut down on the messages. 
>>>>> I hardly ever see those things if at all.
	[....]
>> 	I remember there was a way to make at least some browsers handle
>> the configuration -- but not how to launch it; maybe that has gotten
>> easier, too.
> 
> You can still do that by pointing a browser at http://localhost:631.
> That's the administrative interface to CUPS directly, but you really
> don't need to use it unless you're doing something VERY odd.
> 
> system-config-printer (or in Gnome "System->Administration->Printing")
> it plenty enough.

	Well, having now looked at present versions of both, I find that 
the web version seems easier, just in that it gives me a little more idea 
what it's asking.
 
> To set up a local printer, click on the "Add Printer" button and enter
> the data that's asked for.  Once it's added, select it in the left pane
> and on the "Settings" tab, click the "Make Default Printer" button and
> this new printer becomes the default.
> 
> To share local printers, select "Server Settings" in the left pane and
> check the "Share published printers connected to this system" box.  If
> you want, you can also check "Allow printing from the Internet" box,
> too.
> 
> On the client machines, select "Server Settings" and check the "Show
> printers shared by other systems" box.  After a few minutes, you should
> see the printers offered by the other machines show up under "Remote
> Printers" in the left pane.  When you ask some application to print, you
> should be able to choose one of the printers that appear in that left
> pane.
> 
> Can't get a whole lot easier than that.

	Well, for instance, consider "location." I pulled the USB cable 
out of the KVM switch and stuck it into my #1 machine. So, if I'm reading 
between the lines correctly, the same old printer is now "local" to #1, 
and "remote" to #2 - 4. OK?

	Then I go to one of the machines other than #1, and either of 
those apps (the system-config one OR the web interface) wants me to tell 
it where the remote printer is, naturally enough. But it gives me no 
hint, nor any example -- is its location the local IP number of machine 
#1, or a URI (whatever that is), or what? 

	So I stumble around a while, by trial and error. Here again, the 
web interface, being more graphic, gains an advantage -- it's quicker, 
easier, and surer for me to recognize "Yes, that's the display that 
seemed to work on the last machine" than it is to do the same the other 
way.

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


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