ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Wed Jul 12 12:30:20 GMT 2006
I have had a problem with localhost:631 being disabled but have found a
way to correct that. I will now try this facility to establish a
printer on the Laptop
Will come back to you all and let you know how I went. I'm off to
Melbourne in the morning so I won't get back to this problem 'til next week
As Drew has already mentioned, you should be able to start the cups
daemon and then set up the printer by browsing to your localhost on
port 631 (http://localhost:631). The web interface makes it quite easy
to set up a printer, just select USB and the usb port which will be
something like usb:/dev/usb/lp0 and then select the driver to use.
If you don't know the driver, you can look it up at http://
I'm assuming of course that the desktop PC is also Linux based? Once
that has been set up you should be able to then tell your other linux
computer to just use cups on the other machine. You can edit the file
/etc/cups/client.conf (distro depending) and then set "ServerName" to
the ip address of your desktop machine.
You do not need to start cups daemon on your laptop, your cups will
automatically connect to the cups server on the desktop pc.
If your desktop pc is using windows then you need to share the printer
and then connect to it via samba share (all set up through cups on your
laptop). This will mean you have to start cups on your laptop and run
Hope that helps, please let me know if you have any further
clarifications about the set up.
On 12/07/2006, at 10:04 AM, Ian Bardsley wrote:
Good Morning to all CLUGers
I have recently revisited Linux with a view to giving Windows the big
heave ho. Having tried all of the major distro's with varying degrees
of success and have chosen Ubuntu as the one to pursue. I have
successfully got all of my hardware working including a wireless link
from my laptop to the net having found guidance in various forums about
using ndiswrapper. I am now at the point of trying to set up printer
However, as I do not understand networking technology I am completely
bemused by all of the jargon that pervades the various "How Tos"
available on the 'net. Is there someone out there who can provide me
with some guidance in words of one syllable or less on how to establish
the ability to print to my printer connected via usb to my desktop PC
from my laptop via the established wireless link?
I have a Dlink modem/router. Desktop is connect via cable, Laptop via
Pcmcia wireless card.
my thanks in anticipation
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