some questions

Vince Callaway fastxr at
Mon Jul 30 16:45:12 BST 2007

On 7/30/07, Kai Wüstermann <k.wuestermann at> wrote:
> 3. Printers
> We have a computer lab and many classes with one or two clients in.
> There is a printer in the lab and one in every class. How do I manage,
> that the user automatically uses the printer which is connected to a
> client in the room he is in?

I had a similar issue.  My solution was to assign fixed addresses to each
workstation in my dhcpd configuration.  In the /etc/profile I check for
hostname and set default printer using "lpoptions -d PrinterName".  Calling
lpoptions as a regular using defines the default in  ~/.cups/lpoptions
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