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lkraemer
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 3:22 am    Post subject: Add a Printer to Printer Administration Reply with quote

I have SMS 1.60 installed with just ProFTP, vsftp, Samba, and ssh enabled,
Passwords Changed, and I have set up everything in webmin as far as I
can determine. I've been able to use Filezilla, and transfer some test files
to /home on my SMS Server via vsftp as a test. SUCCESS!

Now, I would like to add my Brother HL-2140 (USB) to the CUPS printer
setup as default. But, I can't get the Printer Administration to accept the
printer connected by USB as default. The error is:

Failed to save printer : lpadmin failed :

lpadmin: Unable to open PPD file "/etc/cups/ppd/HL2140.ppd" - No such file or directory

So, how do I install a new printer and get my Brother HL-2140 Laserjet working via CUPS?

Also, I would like to get NFS working so I can access my SMS Server via NFS
from Debian 6.0. It works fine on FreeNAS ver 7.1, but I'd rather use
SMS with a network Printer. What am I missing on the NFS? I can't export
/home or get access? Ideas or Suggestions?

Thanks.

Larry
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to provide HL2140.ppd during installation, at CUPS.
As for nfs have you added /home in /etc/exports?
Code:
/home *(rw,no_root_squash,no_subtree_check)

and start
/etc/rc.d/rc.rpc start
/etc/rc.d/rc.nfsd start

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Added hl-2140.ppd Reply with quote

OK, I located and copied the HL-2140.ppd file from My Debian 6.0 setup
for FreeNAS to sms under /etc/cups/ppd Then, I went to the sms webmin,
and added the printer as a USB device #1 and CUPS printer.

I then logged in sms as root and did a lp debian.txt and lpr debian.txt
along with lpstat -p -d
My Brother HL-2140 shows as the default printer and is idle.
I cycled power on the Brother printer, then stopped, and restarted CUPS, and
Samba.

I am still not able to print. a test page. If I go to webmin and click on
my printer so as to show the list in the que, I have two documents
waiting to print. I delete them at that point, because they will never print.

Ideas or Suggestions?

Is there a good document or guide on setting up a CUPS printer in Slackware? I've searched the net and haven't located one.

What am I doing wrong? Why do I always have trouble doing something
easy?

I haven't got to the NFS portion and at this point I'm not looking forward
to brute forcing my way through it either.


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Larry
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Configure printer through CUPS http://localhost:631 not webmin.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be glad to try to configure printer through CUPS http://localhost:631,
except I guess I'm going to have to locate and install a Video Card in the
Motherboard because I can't get xconf & startx to allow me to get to
the KDE Window Manager for CUPS configuration.

REF:
http://sms.it-ccs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=520

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't need KDE, just navigate to http://[yourserver]:631

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I inserted a New Old Stock AGP Graphics Card, and got xconf &
startx working so I could configure the printer with http://localhost:631
and I can print from within sms.

If I had known about your posting of ... http://[yourserver]:631
I would have tried that to configure the printer, but as you can tell
I am new to sms and servers etc.

THANKS.

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now, I still can't print from my Laptop, but I can go to my SMS Server
and print files to my USB Brother Laserjet after I configured via
https://ldksms.local:631/admin

I have the printer set for:
Share printers connected to this system
& Allow Printing from Internet

But, for some reason I can't get my laptop to print to the Brother
Laserjet. I have a Wifi connection to my network and the sms Server
with USB printer attached is sitting idle. What am I missing/overlooking?

I'm about at my last straw. It's been too long trying over and over.....

Thanks.

Larry.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming your laptop has Windows add a new network printer and choose
"connect to a printer on the internet..."
and type your URL
http://[yourserverip]:631/printers/[yourprintername]
and continue with driver.

If it's UNIX client use CUPS on client to add the printer the same way.

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, my laptop is a Linux laptop running Debian 6.0. and I'd like a little more specific information.

You state: "If it's UNIX client use CUPS on client to add the printer the same way." How exactly do I use CUPS? If I go to http://localhost:631/admin on my laptop and click on "Show printers shared by other systems" and click on CHANGE SETTINGS, I get forbidden access!

I've tried https://localhost:631/admin also with the same results.

So at this point I'm stuck. How do I get access and when I do, do I insert my Laptop password or the SMS Server root Password?

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to http://localhost:631 on your laptop and provide your root authentication to admin CUPS on debian.
Or you can go to (this is from ubuntu)
System/Administration/Printing
Add
Network Printer
Find Network Printer
and enter name or IP of your server and will find it automatically.

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHOO HOO! After trying several more hours I was ready to give up.....But,
I took the time to totally rebuild my SMS Server, and try the USB Printer
setup again. Everything went slick on the rebuild but after setting up the
USB HL-2140 Printer I still couldn't get my Asus Laptop to print. I then
went to the SMS Server, and tried to print a text document from the GUI.
It didn't work. At that point I didn't have a clue, so I unplugged the Printer
Cable, and then plugged it back in. I then could print a text file from my
SMS Server. After trying my Asus setup again I finally got it printing. WHEW!!! Finally!

THANKS. Looking good now!!!!!

Larry
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a text document of the exact procedures I used to install my
SMS Servers local Printer, along with information on setting up my Laptops
with network printers.

Maybe you want to edit/cleanup/modify as necessary to make a HOWTO:
to post in that section.

Hopefully it will save someone several hours of trouble.

THANKS.

Larry



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