Beartooth wrote: > > 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? > Yes, but if I remember correctly, the location is the "human" where the printer is located, or anything else. For the location of one printer, I have "Printer in Mike's workshop." > 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? > You should not need this with either method - at lease when I go to add a printer in system-config-printers, it first searches for new printers, and should find the new network printer. (I prefer the WEB interface, but both should be working.) > 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. > Another advantage, if you have CUPS set to allow administration from a machine on the network, is to open a web browser from that machine, and have CUPS on the other machines open - each in their own tab. I also find the help in the web based version easier to use. Then again, one thing about Linux is choice - you can chose the method that works best FOR YOU. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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