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    Default Connecting Network Printer - How?

    Hi all,

    Well, today is will be the first time I am going to connect one OpenSuse11 machine into a 15 Windows workstation environment.

    That is not the problem, today the particular network has one of those photocopiers that doubles as a network ethernet printer.

    I have never setup one for OpenSUSE, what can read up on setting up for one of these?

    Thanks ina advance,


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    Default Re: Connecting Network Printer - How?

    have you had a look at swerdna's site ? got a lot of good stuff there Linux HOWTOs and Tutorials: Suse Linux 10.0, 10.1 openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11.0

    Andy

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    Your right, I completely forgot to check swernda's site. That is where I get my other networking howto's.

    There should be something there for network printers.


    Thanks a million, Delta

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    Heeter wrote:

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    > Your right, I completely forgot to check swernda's site. That is where I
    > get my other networking howto's.
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    > There should be something there for network printers.
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    > Thanks a million, Delta
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    > Heeter
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    I used to install those networked copiers... in a pinch, you can set them up
    as an HP LaserJet 5, using lpd type network connection.

    I've found that with SuSe though, if you know the IP address of the unit, it
    can probe and figure out what it is, and come up with the proper drivers
    too. Most of those big machines are PCL/PS compatible, and also have their
    own proprietary drivers too. (Ricoh!!)


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    Default Re: Connecting Network Printer - How?

    I do know the IP address of this Printer, so it will be helpful.

    How do I get OpenSuse11 to probe the IP address?

    Thanks for the heads up

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    > I do know the IP address of this Printer, so it will be helpful.
    You may want to investigate the CUPS printer management utility.
    Point your web browser here: http://localhost:631/

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    > Thanks for the heads up

    Also you didn't mention the type of printer, but
    if you need help with the Docucentre's/Phasers from Xerox
    or HP color laserjets let me know.

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    Great, GofBorg

    Will be a that office in a couple of hours, will find out which photocopier/printer they have.

    Thanks again for the awesome help.


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    Hey. It's me again.

    The network printer in question is a Canon ImageRunner400s.

    I point the browser to: http://localhost:631/ and I see the CUPS configuration tool. There is so many configuration variations, I don't know where to start.

    I do know that this printer's IP address is 192.168.0.5., and the Windows machines pick it up as //IR400s. It is setup on a "LAN manager Port" on the Windows machines.

    Can't see anything about Linux setup on Canon site.

    Maybe I can mount it through smb, like I did with the Windows Shares folders. I did configure Samba on this workstation.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Connecting Network Printer - How?

    CUPS is the right way to do it if u ask me.
    Try a bit more to find some documantation or do some epxerimets with the adress to input.
    Good luck
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