On Friday 17 December 2004 05:47 pm, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
fre, 17.12.2004 kl. 21.06 skrev Rodolfo J. Paiz:
> On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 13:48 +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > CUPS is almost wilfully difficult to configure.
> Perhaps you could provide some detail on your troubles? Maybe we can
> My experience was that printing on Linux befuddled me *until* CUPS,
> which has made everything work well. In the case of Fedora Core 3, I
> simply hit the Fedora -> System Settings -> Printing menu, then add a
> printer. I've been successful in configuring printers connected via the
> parallel port, printers shared by a Windows box, and even printers on an
> old Linksys print server (which magically turned out to support LPR). I
> have also managed to share the printers on my Linux system with
> others... and every single one of those was point-and-click simple.
> I'm not saying you're crazy or I'm expert... I'm just pointing out
> there are different experiences out there. What problems are you having
Shure it's not DNS? If cups can't lookup the hostname the server
broadcasts, it *WILL* fail. garanteed.
Often you can get clues by going to "localhost:631" in a webbrowser on a
misbehaved client, an try to print a test page.
I was the one that originally posted this message. I went to my web
browser and typed in "Localhost:631", and saw that print jobs were still in
the queue and the errors were "Unable to look up host "XXXXX- unknown
As I previously mentioned, I have a local LAN and can connect to the internet
from all of the hosts but am having difficulty in seeing the other nodes on
the network when it comes to printing - that is, when I try to print
remotely. When I go the the printing manager, it shows that it can see the
printer on the remote computer. I can sucessfully ping all of the hosts on
the LAN, however. All five machines have Fedora Core 3 installed on them.
How can I correct this problem? I have a wireless router with four ethernet
ports and the printer is an Epson Stylus C80 on one of the desktops. How do
I get the computers to "find" the host on which the printer resides? Any
help would be greatly appreciated.