system-config-printer can't find my remote printer ??

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Sun Mar 22 19:52:37 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-03-22 at 14:56 -0400, William Case wrote:
> Hi;
> I feel foolish posting here.  This should be simple to do.  But I am
> stumped.  I have googled etc. and found nothing helpful.
> I have a two computer home LAN.  The network is properly set up.  I can
> ping and ssh in both directions.
> I have a working HP Photosmart C4200 series printer connected by USB to
> my BASEMENT computer. I am trying to set up printing for the UPSTAIRS
> computer over the LAN. system-config-printer on the UPSTAIRS computer
> does not detect the basement printer and none of the set up options it
> gives seems to work.
> I would like the printer setup to 'just work' before I turn the UPSTAIRS
> computer over to a non-IT person who has just come off of using
> WindowsXP.
> I am flumexed.
If cups correctly Downstairs you should not have to configure it at all Upstairs.
Do you see the printer Upstairs when you use the cups web interface?
> -
> Regards Bill
> Fedora 10, Gnome 2.24.3
> Evo.2.24.5, Emacs 22.3.1
I used to be an agnostic, but now I'm not so sure.
Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam at

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