I have not been able to get a network printer installed at all. It took me maybe a minute to set one up in Ubuntu and the CUPS printing section looks pretty much the same. Is there a bug in SUSE 11? In Yast I can at least enter the settings: IP address and LPT1 as the queue which works in Ubuntu. I like SUSE but printing is pretty basic. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
Use the CUPS GUI if you can’t get the Yast GUI to work for you. If you want to print to a windows server, have a look at this which uses the CUPS GUI:
Printer Sharing: Windows Print Server for Suse/openSUSE Linux Clients [Samba and LPD]
Although I haven’t tried it beyomd 10.3.
Yeah, I just figured that out. http://localhost:631/printers and use the CUPS local web page to add a printer and it works just fine. Thanks for your help. Now if I can just get Skype to work I will be happy, that and it looks like apps that use JAVA still have printing issues too.
If the network printer has its own print server, usually the access is via TCP on a socket with its IP address using port 9100 (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:9100). If you’re using Windows (or linux) as a print server, usually the connection is via samba.
Re your java printing. With 64-bit, there can be some nuisance getting java all set up. You’ll notice several alternatives in the repository. It’s a matter of personal preference, but what I’ve found works best is using the (1.6) 32-bit version because it comes with the Firefox plugin, and using 32-bit Firefox. Since java is cross-platform, the 64-bit apps don’t care if java is 32-bit. If you’re using Konqueror as a browser, sometimes in the java setup you need to supply the full path to the jre (since Konq calls the engine directly, it doesn’t use a java plugin).