MaikelNoordeloo Absent Member.
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Printing in GNOME on OES2 server

Hello,

I'm trying to set-up a network printer in GNOME for the root user on an OES2 server.
Since I'm not familiar with Linux, I'm a little bit in the dark here.

The iPrint part is working (tested from a workstation), but when I try to install an iPrint printer on the server it fails with the message "iPrint Lib - The administrator may not have assigned a driver or the server may not support printer/driver installation for this platform."
Since I have added a Linux driver to the driver store I'm guessing it is the second part of the message.
It might be that the root user is not part of the eDirectory?

I then tried to get cups started. To prevent a conflict with iPrint I changed cups.conf to use port 632.
This worked and I am able to add our network printer (same as the iPrint printer) a print a test page.

However, when I try to add the printer using YAST Printer Configuration, the configuration tool freezes at 60% with the message Loading current settings...

I found some threads telling to delete the /var/lib/YaST2/ppd_db.ycp file.
This did not help. The driver database is rebuild, but then the Printer Configuration tools freezes again at 60%.

The threads also said that an updated cups should be downgraded to the original version shipped with SLES 10.2.
This didn't help either.

By the way, when I use lp -dPRINTER (where PRINTER is the printername in the eDirectory) it does work.

Any other tips or ideas?

Kind regards,

Maikel
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MarkCRobinson Absent Member.
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Re: Printing in GNOME on OES2 server

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 11:56:02 +0000, MaikelNoordeloos wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> I'm trying to set-up a network printer in GNOME for the root user on an
> OES2 server.
> Since I'm not familiar with Linux, I'm a little bit in the dark here.
>
> The iPrint part is working (tested from a workstation), but when I try to
> install an iPrint printer on the server it fails with the message "iPrint
> Lib - The administrator may not have assigned a driver or the server may
> not support printer/driver installation for this platform."


Did you upload a linux driver to the driver store?

--
Mark Robinson
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One by one the penguins steal my sanity...


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MaikelNoordeloo Absent Member.
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Re: Printing in GNOME on OES2 server

Hello Mark,

Thanks for your suggestion.

I did indeed installed a linux driver using iprntman.

The driver is listed in the iPrint printer installation.

The problem seems to be the GNOME printer configuration, not so much the iPrint.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Printing in GNOME on OES2 server

Well, in Gnome you just enter the ipadress when creating printers. If you
use iPrint client for linux, go to the servers URL/ipp and
click the iPrint printer for installing it.

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> Hello Mark,
>
> Thanks for your suggestion.
>
> I did indeed installed a linux driver using iprntman.
>
> The driver is listed in the iPrint printer installation.
>
> The problem seems to be the GNOME printer configuration, not so much
> the iPrint.
>
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MaikelNoordeloo Absent Member.
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Re: Printing in GNOME on OES2 server

Hello Anders,

Thanks for your reply.

However, as I stated in my original post, I get an error message when I try to install the iPrint printer.

So, I'm still stuck with the problem.

Kind regards,

Maikel
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