susantci
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Need to print from OES-L server with iPrint installed

I am running a test server to learn about all the things I will need to do in the future with OES Linux. I need the ability to print some things from this server like logs and manuals. IPrint is also installed on this server. What is the best way to do this? I have seen some posts that the CUPS needs to be installed and the IPrint service needs to be stopped to be able to print

First, if I need to install CUPS, how do I do that? I just want to make sure I have it right.

Second, there has to be another way besides stopping the iPrint service. That just seems like a lot of work to get a printout. Can I just print to a printer via an IP address and a port?

Thanks in advance,
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W_Prindl Absent Member.
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Re: Need to print from OES-L server with iPrint installed

That depends on your application. If you want to print from this server
and you do not have any other cups-printers on other servers or devices
available - yes you have to install cups and stop iprint services and
start the cups daemon to print from an application on your server.

If you e.g. have a cups printer on another server or a device running,
you probably (I did not test it on an OES iprint server) can direct
your application to this cups printer on another host as /usr/bin/lp is
the same on iprint servers and on plain SLES servers running cups.

lp -d printer-name -h host-name file-name

should print the file "file-name" to printer "printer-name" on host
"host-name".

Maybe this helps

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W. Prindl


susantci wrote:

>
>I am running a test server to learn about all the things I will need
>to do in the future with OES Linux. I need the ability to print some
>things from this server like logs and manuals. IPrint is also
>installed on this server. What is the best way to do this? I have
>seen some posts that the CUPS needs to be installed and the IPrint
>service needs to be stopped to be able to print
>
>First, if I need to install CUPS, how do I do that? I just want to
>make sure I have it right.
>
>Second, there has to be another way besides stopping the iPrint
>service. That just seems like a lot of work to get a printout. Can I
>just print to a printer via an IP address and a port?
>
>Thanks in advance,


W. Prindl
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gaclarks Absent Member.
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Re: Need to print from OES-L server with iPrint installed

Maybe I'm old school but I don't run the gui on my iprint server. Logs and such can be accessed from a client system and printed from it. As far as manuals go all the documentation is located on the Novell support web site. Being an old Netware guy I don't use servers as if they were desktops. My iPrint server runs at init 3 for normal operation. FYI yast works just fine at init 3. The gui just causes extra over head.

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