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October 21st, 2008, 08:07 PM

I have a machine that is running ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Server. On that machine
I want to be able to print to a few networked printers here at work. I can
do this on the machine I have running ubuntu 8.04.1 (Desktop) by having cups installed and setting up the printer via a web browser port 631.

What packages do I need to install on the "server" that will enable the printing as on the "desktop"? I don't want the "server" to be a print server, just a client.



October 22nd, 2008, 09:03 AM
i'm probably out of my depth here, but have you tried administering CUPS?
point your browser to localhost:631 and start with the "add printer" tab. do that for each printer.

sorry, i reread your post and this advice is not relevant

October 22nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
As blesbok already mentioned, CUPS has its own printer manager in the form of a web page. You should be able to access that web page from another computer in the network by browsing to http://ipaddress-of-your-server:631/