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Re: How to configure printing?

  • Subject: Re: How to configure printing?
  • From: karlheinz klingbeil <karlheinz-klingbeil@despammed.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 12:57:36 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
  • Organization: 1&1 Internet AG
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Foxy schrub am Freitag, 21. Januar 2005 20:06

> my pinter yesterday, everything was in working order.
> What is happening? What am I missing?

Obviously your printer is "stopped", which happens if
you try to print something and your printer is still
turned off. 
If this happens you don not have to reinstall the print
service (that applies only to M$ OS ;) ), but only
"start" your printer.
Assuming you are using cups, take the following steps:
1. You have to have an administration account with cups
   Open a root shell ( or normal shell and "su root".
   type "lpasswd -a root" and enter. You are prompted
   for a password (which MUST contain Characters and
   Numbers). Note that the name "root" DOES NOT HAVE
   ANYTHING TO DO with the user root, you can choose
   this name freely.

This first step you have to do only once, to get an
administration account.

2. If your printer stops, open a Browser (Konqi, Opera,
   Firefox, anything will do) and got to
   This is the administration page of Cups. Select
   Printers, and you probably will see yout printer
   whith a "start" button. Press the Button and you
   will be prompted for the administration name and 
   password you have made in step 1.

Your printer will now be started and any queued jobs
are printed.

Hope that helps..

greetz Karlheinz Klingbeil (lunqual)
http://www.lunqual.de oder http:www.lunqual.net

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