[cups.general] CUPS and Asante cable router LPD printer Port
nathanv at rogers.com
Tue Jul 20 10:31:10 PDT 2004
I am running suse9.1 pro. Usinf hp lj 6p attached to the above asante
cable router built in parallel port providing LPD service.
I am new to Linux. First tried RH8 and the printer worked defining as
lpr and queue as lp. I switched over to suse 9.1 as I found that rh8
support is not availabe. I am having tough time with cups to make my
printer work. Defined as network printer
RH8 Printcap: Worked
Q1: I read many documents in various places to fix the cups problem.
Learned quite a bit but not to the level to fix the printing. Michael
got me out of the mud when cupsd.conf problem (cups abend 98) due to
yast (suse configurator) bogged me down for 5 days. Where can I learn
about CUPS setup for above lp configuration step by step?
Q2: How cups supports this lpd server? Does cups server on pc talk
to lpd/ Where cups client comes to play?
Q3: What is foomatic and PPD? Which one to use? How they are used?
I see laserjet.ppd and hpijs.ppd in the model file.
Q4. With the following confign, printing light comes on and nothing prints!
# Printer configuration file for CUPS v1.1.20
# Written by cupsd on Tue 29 Jun 2004 09:01:12 PM EDT
JobSheets none none
Q5: Is ther any free 3rd party cups like package available?
Thanks for the help.
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