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iPrint Linux client installation on openSUSE 11

While installation of the OES2 iPrint client for Windows works well, I haven't succeeded to get the iPrint Client for Linux to to work yet on neither openSUSE 10.3 nor on openSUSE 11 using the following procedure:

Connects to the OES2 Linux web page with a web browser
Select "Client Software"
-> iPrint Install Printers
Select the available "Lexmark-C912" printer software
The iPrint client is not installed. Do you want to install it now?
<OK>

Saved the iPrint Client and then installed it using

# rpm -ivh novell-iprint-xclient.i586.rpm

Afterwards, the "iPrint client Listener" is found on the program menu and can be started.
But trying to print from any application, still only the default Postcript printer is available.

Is there something more that has to be configured to find and use the iPrint printer?
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terjejh,

Just a small heads up here. AFAIK the iPrint Client don't support the
openSUSE distribution. Only NLD and SLED are supported.


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Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Systems Engineer/NSC Sysop
Telindus Sweden AB

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nekstedt;

Yes, I'm aware of that only SLED10SP1 is mentioned as offisial supported; actually I also have SLED10SP1 available as part of our NOWS/OES2 Linux.
Yet, some (growing) users wish to use the latest openSUSE 11 also on enterprise workstations and then for clients, so also with me.
As another related example, the general Novell client for Linux was recently released in public beta on openSUSE 10.3 and there is ongoing work for penSUSE 11 also. I would guess the iPrint client should be a simpler task to port to and support on openSUSE 11.

Therefore, if none has got the iPrint client to work on openSUSE 11, I shouls like to know what will be the suggested right way to request Novell for this RFE, technical support, Novell bugzilla (url or email addresses)?
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terjejh,

> Yet, some (growing) users wish to use the latest openSUSE 11 also on
> enterprise workstations and then for clients, so also with me.
> As another related example, the general Novell client for Linux was
> recently released in public beta on openSUSE 10.3 and there is ongoing
> work for penSUSE 11 also. I would guess the iPrint client should be a
> simpler task to port to and support on openSUSE 11.


Yes, I'm aware of this. And I to second this, I to would like to see the
clients for all Movell products be officially supported on openSUSE as I'm
using that myself, and I know my customers are more interested in openSUSE
than SLED as it stands out.

> Therefore, if none has got the iPrint client to work on openSUSE 11, I
> shouls like to know what will be the suggested right way to request
> Novell for this RFE, technical support, Novell bugzilla (url or email
> addresses)?


The official way to do it is through here,
http://support.novell.com/enhancement/index.html?sourceid=suplnav5_enhancement

Please use that, meanwhile I'll run this by Novell directly.


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Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Systems Engineer/NSC Sysop
Telindus Sweden AB

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nekstedt;

I found an interesting Novell document 5003860 telling the following:

Novell Client for Linux version 4.26.
This version of the client is also available in Support Pack 6 for NetWare 6.5 and Support Pack 2 for Open Enterprise Server for Linux. This download is provided as a convenience for those who want the iPrint Client for Linux with downloaded a full server Support Pack.

System Requirements:
SLED10, SuSE Open Linux 10.0 and 10.1
This version of the iPrint client will not install on NLD9.


That is, not only SLED10 but also previous versions openSUSE Linux 10.0-10.1 are supported.
And truly a real chance to get support also for newer openSUSE (11)
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Addition:
Yet, I succeeded to configure the iPrint client as follows on openSUSE 11:

Connected to the server's iPrint web page again, and tried to install the available Lexmark-C912 printer. But attemps with both Firefox 3.0 and SeaMonkey looked to freeze on Reading or Waiting on communication with the server.

Verified however in a terminal that the plugin was installed locally on my openSUSE 11 workstation:
# cd /usr/lib
# find . -name npnipp.so
./mozilla/plugins/npnipp.so
./browser-plugins/npnipp.so
./firefox/plugins/npnipp.so



Then I configured the printer as follows on openSUSE 11:
YaST>Hardware>Printer
.......creates new printer database
* Printers and qeues: <Add>
-> Printer type: * Network Printer <Next>
--> Network Printer: * Remote IPP Qeue <Next>
--> Host name for printer server: IP-address added
--> Name on external qeue: <Search> => printers/Lexmark-C912
<Tested external IPP-access> => "Printer server available" <Next>
<Print test page>
<Finish>

Tested also with OpenOffice, the printer Lexmark-C912 was found and selected for printing.

I have to check and verify the printed output pages on my office to-morrow.
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terjejh,

Word is that Novell is looking into making the iPrint client available for
openSUSE 11. Appearantly there's been some changes to CUPS which breaks it,
that's why your install don't work.


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Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Systems Engineer/NSC Sysop
Telindus Sweden AB

Niclas Ekstedt Sr Consultant Atea Sverige AB
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terjejh,

OK, that looks promising. See my reply to your yesterday post.
Thx for the post back.


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Systems Engineer/NSC Sysop
Telindus Sweden AB

Niclas Ekstedt Sr Consultant Atea Sverige AB
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Thanks for the details - I was able to use your approach to get configure the iPrint client. I used the name and path similar to your option below. I tested and it printed fine:

Host name for printer server: name of server
--> Name on external qeue: <Search> => printers.company.com/printer-name

Thanks again for your post.


terjejh;1593926 wrote:
Addition:
Yet, I succeeded to configure the iPrint client as follows on openSUSE 11:

Connected to the server's iPrint web page again, and tried to install the available Lexmark-C912 printer. But attemps with both Firefox 3.0 and SeaMonkey looked to freeze on Reading or Waiting on communication with the server.

Verified however in a terminal that the plugin was installed locally on my openSUSE 11 workstation:
# cd /usr/lib
# find . -name npnipp.so
./mozilla/plugins/npnipp.so
./browser-plugins/npnipp.so
./firefox/plugins/npnipp.so



Then I configured the printer as follows on openSUSE 11:
YaST>Hardware>Printer
.......creates new printer database
* Printers and qeues: <Add>
-> Printer type: * Network Printer <Next>
--> Network Printer: * Remote IPP Qeue <Next>
--> Host name for printer server: IP-address added
--> Name on external qeue: <Search> => printers/Lexmark-C912
<Tested external IPP-access> => "Printer server available" <Next>
<Print test page>
<Finish>

Tested also with OpenOffice, the printer Lexmark-C912 was found and selected for printing.

I have to check and verify the printed output pages on my office to-morrow.
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