[ale] Ubuntu Georgia LoCo upcoming events

Brian Pitts brian at polibyte.com
Fri Oct 19 00:09:54 BST 2007

Bill N wrote:
> Can someone tell me how to set it up so i can print from other puter
> using the printer on the ubuntu box? I am using a linksys brfsr41 to
> connect all computers to the net.

In system-config-printer

1) Select the printer you wish to share, click the policies tab, and 
check "shared"
2) Select the server settings and check "share published printers 
connected to this system"

Now CUPS is sharing the printer. It will show up automatically on any 
other linux systems where CUPS is set to "show printers shared by other 
systems" Unfortunately, system-config-printer does not integrate with 
samba, so your printer will not magically appear in Windows. Also 
unfortunately, system-config-printer does not show you the ipp:// URL 
for manually adding the printer to Windows.


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