[clug] Connecting a printer to Suse 11.1

keith sayers keiths at apex.net.au
Tue Feb 23 16:00:54 MST 2010

On Tuesday 23 February 2010 10:41:20 Paul Leopardi wrote:

> See http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L274 for instructions on the web
> interface, and  http://www.cups.org/documentation.php for the Cups
> documentation. The 'there' directory should be
> /usr/share/doc/packages/cups/ or /usr/share/cups/doc-root/

	Thank you - I will follow up all that.  Will be away this weekend at the Cobargo Folk 
Festival but should get time next week

And a perplexed but helpful Brett Worth added :

> Is the DL1150 not configurable through YaST?  If you run YaST the go to the
> Hardware pane then Printers is one of the options. That tool works for me
> 95% of the time.

      I tried that and got a notification : 
        Local   Fujitsu DL1150   Epson LQ-2500   Status ready
        - which suggests to me that it is correctly finding the printer and associating it 
with the appropriate driver, so I endeavoured to print a test page but got :
        Failed to print testpage for Fujitsu DL1150
        - and when I asked for details got :
        /usr/bin/lp : Unknown
        Out of curiosity I tried again and again failed but this time with :
        /usr/bin/lp : connection refused
        From that I went into the folders listing and found :
        /usr/bin/lp      17.7Kb        Executable file
        - so it does exist.

        And from somewhere else (by now I am getting a bit confused) I got :
        Driver   Epson LQ-2500,  cups + omni
        Connection     parallel:/dev/lp0

        Would any of that mean much to you, please?

	Incidentally I do acknowledge that the DL1150 is an old printer.  A replacement is in my 
shopping list and I had thought to wait for that to see if it would solve the problem but 
have been told that if CUPS is not working with the old printer nor would it work with a 
new one.
Keith Sayers                                                keiths at apex.net.au
6 Clambe Place
CHARNWOOD, ACT 2615                      http://www.apex.net.au/~keiths

More information about the linux mailing list