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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 

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

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