updating cups drivers?

Ewan Mac Mahon ewan at macmahon.me.uk
Fri Mar 3 11:00:00 UTC 2006


On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 12:00:49PM -0500, Nick Smith wrote:
> is there a way to update the drivers that cups has available?
> in our office we have an HP 3600n shared and setup via cups.  i can
> print a test page off the server (which is gentoo)
> i try to connect to that cups share via my laptop (ubuntu) and the
> 3600 isnt listed, and none of the other models around it work either.
Are you setting up a 'remote printer' queue on your laptop, are are you
letting the laptop discover the queue on the gentoo box? 

> but then if i could update the available printer drivers in cups on my
> laptop, the printer is also setup on the network and i could just by
> pass the cups server all together.
> 
The 'correct' way of doing this is for the laptop to not have a driver
for the printer at all, it should generate postscript, send that to the
gentoo box, have the driver there turn it into printer code, and send it
to the printer. There are other ways, of course, but once it's working
that's the simplest.

> any help would be appreciated.
> 
Easiest approach would probably be to turn browsing on on both systems
and let the laptop autodiscover the printer.

Ewan

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