Re: Linkstation network printing port?
- --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "cecilprocter" <yahoo.com@...> wrote:
>Hmm, actually, CUPS and Samba are two different animals, working independantly from
> I've spent a *lot* of time working with cups on these units. It works
> but wow, it can be a real pain in the a**... You'll have to screw
> around with a lot of samba settings to get it to work. If you want to
> install Windows native print drivers in cups you'll have to modify the
> smb.conf to allow root access to modify the printer, or create another
> user with permissions to do so.
each other. You can make Samba supply (serve) Windows printer drivers to your network
clients, which is advanced and unnecessary if you "just want to print". You also don't need
root access to print; any Samba manual will tell you how to do that. Example:
comment = All Printers
browseable = yes
path = /tmp
printable = yes
public = yes
writable = no
create mode = 0777
If this works for you or not, depends on your network setup, but it should for most people
with low security needs. Personally, I wouldn't add a [printers] to section smb.conf at all
unless I had a good reason, CUPS works fine without it, and is probably much faster.
> It seems to work ok with some printers and not so ok with others. IYou could also get a network printer. -- The CUPS/SANE combo on my LS1/FreeLink
> didn't even try to use USB printing, but went entirely with network
> printers using cups. USB device support on these boxes have their own
> headaches to deal with and network printing is much easier to deal
> with. If you use a print server with a usb printer be prepared to use
> one that's actually compatible (Hawking print servers seem to work,
> while other's don't at all.)
serves the printing and scanning services of an attached HP PSC-1110 to my home
network, so it is possible, yet not really easy to achieve.
> Also, using a Freelink flashed box I noticed that the printers oftenI cannot confirm that. It might be a samba issue; configure smb.conf not to use CUPS. (AFP
> go offline so I had to use a script to restart them automatically and
> put that in a cron job.
not SMB here, BTW)
> Whatever you decide, be prepared to spend quite a bit of time tryingFACK!
> to get it to work.