[conspire] need help setting up Windows XP print client to debian CUPS server
daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Feb 11 13:47:16 PST 2007
I would invariably use CUPS, but make CUPS speak the LPD protocol over the
network. IME, that's the easiest way to do things. IMHO, IPP is a solution
in search of a problem.
On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 01:56:07 -0800, Eric De Mund wrote:
> Gents, Ladies,
> Has anyone here successfully configured a Windows 2000/XP Professional
> box to print to a remote debian+CUPS served USB printer?
> I'm not having any luck configuring my Windows XP Professional SP2 box
> to print to the HP PSC 2350 USB printer hanging off of my debian 4.0
> testing host running CUPS.
> I've installed these packages on my debian testing host:
> o cupsys
> o hplip
> o hpijs
> o lpr
> o footmatic-db
> o foomatic-db-hpijs
> o cupsys-bsd
> And <http://localhost.localdomain:631/printers> shows:
> o HP_PSC_2350_series_USB_myserialnumb_HPLIP
> Description: HP PSC 2350 series
> Location: Local Printer
> Make and Model: HP PSC 2350 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
> Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
> Device URI: hp:/usb/PSC_2350_series?serial=myserialnumb
> And I can print to this printer locally just fine. However, when I
> attempt an IPP print setup on my XP box, entering the string
> "http://chickamauga:631/printers/HP_PSC_2350" as the URL, the dialog
> immediately spits back an error:
> o attempted setup:
> Add Printer Wizard
> What printer do you want to connect to?
> (o) Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office
> URL: [ http://chickamauga:631/printers/HP_PSC_2350 ]
> o immediate error message:
> Connect to Printer
> Windows cannot connect to the printer. Either the printer name was
> typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection
> to the server. For more information, click Help.
> [ OK ][ Help ]
> Any pointers anyone can send to help would be greatly appreciated.
> I'm also open to having this debian box serve up the printer in an LPR/
> LPD manner. I've not had luck setting that up, either, and my Windows XP
> box is ready to speak LPR/LPD to a remote host.
> p.s. My physical network has these two boxes hanging off of and success-
> fully talking (SSH's, VNC's, etc. back and forth) through a Netgear
> ProSafe VPN Firewall model FVS318. They're both on the same 10.x.y.z
> class C network.
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