questions about manually adding printers to a client
mike at easysw.com
Mon Sep 26 17:26:52 PDT 2005
> Suppose I shut Browsing off entirely on a client system, and use
> lpadmin to manually add queues which point to a print server, like
> lpadmin -p PrintQ1 at ServerA -E -v ipp://ServerA:631/printers/PrintQ1
> It appears that I can still print fine, but I didn't test all
> printing options. What non-Browse-related functionality do I lose by
> doing this? For instance, are there options in the printer's ppd
> file that I couldn't use?
Nope, this will give you full functionality for a single queue.
> I actually have 2 print servers. If I add PrintQ1 at ServerA and
> PrintQ1 at ServerB, an implicit PrintQ1 class is not created. When I
Right, implicit classes are an automatic thing and don't work for
manually created queues.
> create the queues, I can specify with "-c classname" that a class is
> to be created, and the class does get created, but I can't print to
> it. I get this when I try:
> lpr: error - unable to print file: server-error-not-accepting-jobs
Use "accept classname" to accept jobs, and "/usr/bin/enable classname"
to enable printing for the class.
Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software http://www.easysw.com
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