9.9. CUPS printserver


There is a bug in pr05, see bug #967. You fix it by running the command

ln -sf /etc/cups/cupsd-debian-edu.conf /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

Once that bug is ironed out, adding printers and instantaneously making them available to all users, and seen by all server is a mather of simply just installing the printer.

If the printer is placed in the backbone switch, that is in the, logon to your Thinclientserver, or Combi-server, and use the built in printermanagement in KDE, which is just a graphic frontend to CUPS. Later you might opt for using a webbrowser and the address http://tjener.intern:631 or http://ltspserver00.intern:631, depending where you actually installed you printer.


You must use Konqueror, Firefox will not work.


In the screenshots below, notice that the Print system currently used: is CUPS. Make sure that it stays this way, and do not use any of the other printsystems, unless you really know what you are doing.

Figure 9-14. Konqueror with print:/

First open Konqueror, or just your filemanager, and enter the address print:/, from there choose Manager


If you are lazy, and a terminaljunkie, start it from the commandline

konqueror print:/

Figure 9-15. kprint:/ Add new printer

Now go to Add and choose Add new printers/classes. You could of course just have started with the url print:/manager

Figure 9-16. KDE print welcome screen

Here you just press Next

Figure 9-17. Choose what type of connection you have.

Here you choose what kind of connection your printer has, I strongly recommend using a network printer, so in this case you must choose Network printer (TCP), then choose Next

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