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Re: printers

On 2018-12-13 20:43, basti wrote:
On 13.12.18 20:44, mick crane wrote:
I think I must be getting elderly
I have a debian buster PC that works as a print server. I can send files
to it from windows and I can print from it by typing
"lpr filename"
I think I set it up with the cups web interface.

I have another debian buster PC that I sometimes fiddle about on and I'd
like to type on that.
"lpr filename"
I don't want the cups sever on it just to print
is the cups server runing on IP ?
what does "ss -tulpen | grep 631" say?

yes cups server 107

:~$ ss -tulpen | grep 631
udp UNCONN 0 0* ino:17297 sk:1 <-> tcp LISTEN 0 5* ino:17288 sk:c <-> tcp LISTEN 0 5 [::1]:631 [::]:* ino:17287 sk:13 v6only:1 <->

I typed
"lpadmin -U mick -h -d HP_LaserJet_4000_series"
hoping it might do something but says
"Unable to connect to server: No such file or directory"

you can install cups-client on this machine an then create a file
/etc/cups/client.conf like:


cups is there likely I haven't set anything up

I attempted to use the GUI from the desktop System/Print Settings where I hoped I could put in sensible values but it says it is locked and ask
for authentication.
I put in the root password but it won't do anything
why might that be then ?

is root in the lpamin group?

this was really my question, sometimes I just don't get these permissions. I thought root was access everywhere.


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