F-13 printing problems -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Thu Jul 1 16:07:57 UTC 2010

On 01/07/10 11:12, Jim wrote:
> On 07/01/2010 12:44 AM, Tim wrote:
>> On Wed, 2010-06-30 at 19:47 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>> Both the CUPS and the system-config-printer screens show the printers
>>> configured on my computers and the Macs.
>> You might want to try stopping your computers from sharing out the
>> printers, that they find, to other computers on the network.  With CUPS
>> that's relatively easy, but I have no idea about the options you have
>> with the Macs.

        I believe the Macs also use cups for printing. My internet
        connection with the hurricane disturbing the path at the Texas
        end made my crossword printing effort too difficult to evaluate
        performance this morning. But only my three printers showed up
        in the Firefox print menu this morning, don't know why it is
        different than yesterday but I must have done something? Cups
        still shows all the printer entries but not the system addresses
        for the Macs. Apparently those only show up when they are turned
        on? I will have to look into that. Everyone is out of the house
        and the other boxes are shut off presently.

            ▼ Queue Name ▼ 	Description 	Location 	Make and Model 	Status
            HL-2170 	HL-2170W series 	Asylum 	Brother HL-5140
            Foomatic/hpijs 	Idle - "Ready to print."
            HL-2170W 	Brother HL-2170W 	Asylum 	Brother HL-2170W
            Foomatic/pxlmono (recommended) on 	Idle
            HL-5140 	Brother HL-5140 	Brother HL-5140
            Foomatic/hl1250 (recommended) 	Idle - "Data file sent
            HL5040 	Brother HL-5140 	Asylum 	Brother HL-5140 -
            CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.5 Simplified on 	Idle
            HP-6840 	HP Deskjet 6840 	asylum 	HP Deskjet 6800, hpcups
            3.10.2 	Idle

        The crosswords I'm having trouble with require Flash which
        probably doesn't simplify things either.
        Presently only this computer and are turned on and
        cups lists both of them. Obviously there are some minor
        differences in how I configured them in the other computer. I
        generally show this room as the "asylum."

> I have setup a Network laser printer, and all computers on local network
> use it.
> Didn't have any luck at setting up on port 631
> Device URI:         lpd://

        All mine look like: socket://

        Cups shows the 2170 as:

            Description: 	HL-2170W series
            Location: 	Asylum
            Driver: 	Brother HL-5140 Foomatic/hpijs (grayscale, 2-sided
            Connection: 	socket://
            Defaults: 	job-sheets=none, none media=na_letter_8.5x11in


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