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Thread: Setting up lpr for printing under 8.04 server

  1. #1
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    Setting up lpr for printing under 8.04 server

    Hi all,

    I managed to install a networked printer to my box by

    apt-get install system-config-printer-common system-config-printer-gnome

    And using the system-config-printer, I can send print test page and it works.

    Now, I noticed that I don't have lpr installed on this box.

    So even if I install lpr or lprng I cannot seem to make it work.

    Ohh and by the way, the only thing I use to print from that box is Acrobat Reader 9.. it is proprelly installed. I can see the networked printer entry from the program.. but for some reason Acrobat Reader 9 needs to use lpr to send the print job.

    I wish to know what I am missing here.

    I can do lpstat -v and I see my printer entry from there.

    Now: the question: how can I setup lpr to work with my networked printer?

    Should I install lpr or lprng?





    What is the proper way to install a networked printer under Ubuntu-server?

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    Re: Setting up lpr for printing under 8.04 server

    http://www.aeronetworks.ca/print-howto.html

    Ubuntu also has the Red Hat / Mandriva system-config-printer wizard.

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    Re: Setting up lpr for printing under 8.04 server

    Hi there,

    I have an 8.10 Desktop box that works fine.. I can use lpr without telling where is my networked printer..

    I am trying to find out how I can set lpr to default to one printer.

    I believe I am missing a config somewhere.

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