[TAG] printing under non-kde platform
kh1 at khherrmann.de
Thu Apr 28 22:48:15 MSD 2005
On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:40:29 +0530
Jpydeep Bakshi <hizibizi at spymac.com> wrote:
> now I am in icewm. so no more help from KDE-tools. so how can I
> configure printer under icewm. I used Lprng but I like to adopt the
> *CUPS* system, so what are the packages I need for cups ?
Ah... from memory: cupsys cupsys-client and maybe cupsys-bsd
cupsys is the main cups daemon. If you run it local without network
printing for others, the only thing you wan't to change in
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf is the printcap location. Change it to
/etc/printcap or some applications will not find your printers.
one of the additional packages installs replacements for lpr, lpq,
lpstat, lpadmin,... which work with cups. If after installing cupsys you
try to print using lpr and it complains about "printer lp not found" you
> printtool is there, but it need tcl/tk means GUI mode. is not there
> any good CUI tool in debian for printer configuration with cups ?
sure -- cupsd run cups and point your most favorite browser towards
http://localhost:631/ and proceed from there.
> a good news is I have found *mtink* tool which is a very light weight
> GUI tool for Epson printer utilities and *escputil* a CUI tool for
> the same -;))
I hope cups by itself han handle the printer. If it needs gs to
interpret you'll need a special gs version (gs-esp or -esd I think)
which is probably listed under "packages you might want to install" when
you apt-get install cupsys.
If you get annoyed by the web-GUI checkout the the help buuton and users
guide (especially all the nice little features and special options (2
pages on a sheet, doublesided, ...) you can set with lpadmin.
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