Printing From Vector Linux

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Postby strampke » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:54 pm

Hi,

I try to get printjobs to be executed from a Vector Linux client using CUPS

lpd printing is set to: lpd://192.168.0.10/nt

Or should I just install the LPRng pakage to get it going.

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Postby dingetje » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:10 pm

The LPD server in FREESCO should be compatible. As I understand it from the CUPS documentation you have configured the queue correctly, so it should send out the print job to port 515 at 192.168.0.10 (I assume that IP is your FREESCO box...?) using the nt queue.

Are there any debug/diagnostics tools on that Vector client?

The LPRng package might do the trick, so its worth a try.
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Postby Peppe/Sweden » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:00 pm

I made it worked with Debian Sarge an Etch.
Vectorlinux is based on Slackware so I think this should work just as it did with Debian.

I installed Ghostscript
apt-get install gs-esp
and
apt-get install foomatic-db
.

Go to www.linuxprinting.org and download your driver for your printer.
Put your driver into usr/share/cups/model
Reboot
Start up your browser and type in 127.0.0.1:631
Select your printer and choose lpd://your.ip/feed0 or raw0
Note: feed0 or raw0 can be set to any name in Freesco 0.3.4 and newer . "nt" should be used if you are running an older version

EDITED
A little tried , saw that you are running Freesco 0.2.7.
Disregard "raw0" and "feed0" .
"nt" should work for you.
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Postby strampke » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:29 pm

Hi,

Install in CUPS looks fine. Vector Linux tells me all systems are go.
Printing a test page results in the printer making preparation sounds for printing, making sounds for printing, doing nothing and returning to a state of indolence.

Printing from ABIword results in a state of total neglect.

I think I'll try LPRng.

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Postby Peppe/Sweden » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:18 pm

Ok , let me just tell you that I had big problems to get printing to work in the start.
Installing the right driver was just one step , the second step was to install Ghostscript and foomatic package.

So what I did first was to connect the printer to the client directly and first get it to work.

This is what I would recommend first .


On a sidenote;
I have never got win 98/Xp to printer xtra copies with Freesco´s bulit in printserver.

However , It works fine with Debian - I can make several copies without problems.

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Postby dingetje » Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:26 pm

Printing a test page results in the printer making preparation sounds for printing, making sounds for printing, doing nothing and returning to a state of indolence.


That sounds to me like the job is actually delivered but the printer just doesn't "know" howto process the data! Hence, a printer driver issue on the client side (the stock LPD server is pretty "dumb" and feeds everything from the client directly to the printer).
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Postby strampke » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:05 pm

Hi,

I hope this topic is not going to get too much off topic, because we're talking about Freesco. On the other hand it would be nice if Linux clients can use the Freesco printserver to actualy print something :)

First off this
I have never got win 98/Xp to printer xtra copies with Freesco´s built in printserver.


What do you mean by that?
As far as normal printing is concerned the printserver works perfect, same as the rest of Freesco does.
Do you mean installing more than one printer behind freesco?
I never tried it, but I guess you'd need different queues to accomplish it.
(Just ask the gurus, they know!)

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Postby Peppe/Sweden » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:47 am

(Just ask the gurus, they know!)


Already done , in the betaforum.

Sorry if I got offtopic.


Have you tried connecting the printer directly to your client ?
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