[lug] LPRng and RH 7.0

Calvin Dodge caldodge at fpcc.net
Thu Aug 3 11:52:14 MDT 2000

"D. Duke Smith" wrote:
> Where can I get drivers for printers not on the list available
> at install time? (Sharp JX9500H & HP Office Jet 800). Also could
> use some pointers to docs on hooking up via ether rather than having
> dozens of || ports!

I'm assuming your printers have network connections, or they're available as
add-ons (like HP JetDirect cards).

I can answer the second question IF you have printtool - so far manual
configuration of all the files has been beyond me.

IF your printer speaks TCP/IP, and either 1) Linux understands how to print to
it (like postscript), or 2) you print to it solely from Windows via Samba (so
Linux just acts as the carrier for the Windows print jobs), then you tell
printtool you're adding a remote Unix printer, give it the IP address, and (I
believe) don't select a filter.

FWIW, this approach worked fine with all the HP printers on the network, but
the Canon 400 doesn't print the jobs, even though it's communicating with lpd. 
When I asked Canon tech support about this problem they just said "look at the
Printing HOW-TO".

Calvin Dodge
Certified Linux Bigot

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