Aim is for little-un to be printer server for mac, windows and linux clients. Need to install Cups and Samba to do this.
sudo apt-get install cupsys cupsys-client
sudo gunzip /usr/share/doc/libcupsys2/README.txt.gz
sudo gunzip /usr/share/doc/libcupsys2/README.Debian.gz
Used lynx on localhost:631 to get to web interface of Cups then turned on remote administration. Somehow config file got corrupted. Detected this by
/etc/cups/cupsd.confand setting the LogLevel (on line 1) to debug
tail -f /var/log/cups/error_log
Log showed error line so fixed and restarted
/etc/init.d/cupsys start. After successful restart found that remote admin is working.
Plugged in printer to usb port. Used
dmesg to confirm that system had recognised printer. Configured printer using web admin on the server using Lynx. Used this to setup remote administration, however wouldn't save because config had faulty
DefaultAuthType none. Set this to
DefaultAuthType basic. Now can install printer driver.
Installing Printer Driver
Did this through web interface
little-un:631 you have to fill in a couple of forms. The printer was detected automatically. I chose to use a ppd driver which I got from linuxprintingorg
[Cups Client on OSX]