Set up a print server using cups
- Make sure your printer prints as a local printer
- Find out your printer's name using the command lpstat
lpstat -p -d printer Brother_DCP-J140W disabled since Fri 14 Dec 2012 03:13:10 PM UTC - Unplugged or turned off
- Modify /etc/cups/cupsd.conf:
Listen *:631 Listen /var/run/cups/cups.sock <Location /> Order Deny,Allow Allow From 127.0.0.1 Allow From All </Location> <Location /printers/Brother_DCP-J140W> Order Deny,Allow Allow From 127.0.0.1 AuthType None Allow from All </Location>
The (re)start the cups printing service:
Solution: In /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, add under
<Location /> Allow from 192.168.0.1
Do the same for the section /admin.
no printer found
- No printer is displayed in a KDE application so you cannot select a printer. You are using (e.g.) 192.168.0.1 as print server.
- When CUPS listens to 127.0.0.1 it does not listen to the computer's public IP address.
- In the KDE print dialog, select "System Options" -> "Cups Server" and enter 127.0.0.1 instead of e.g. 192.168.0.1.
set shared to yes