install a printer from the command line
dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Sat Aug 25 04:36:59 UTC 2007
Michael R. Head wrote:
> As an alternative to using the GUI, you can use the web interface
> (http://localhost:631) to add printers.
> See here for details:
awesome - thanks. i should have found that!! :) i ended up solving my
problem by installing the gnome-cups-manager package and installing the
printer as if i were in regular ubuntu - no freezing up and the process
was much quicker.
now i have my epson printer shared and my linux boxes can talk to it and
print through it however the windows machines cannot - they send their
job to the printer and it ends up pausing and never printing. linux
jobs continue to print.
i'm guessing the problem is the gutenprint driver receiving a datastream
from the windows driver which it doesn't understand or know how to
handle - anyone run into a similar problem and find a fix?
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