> : Have a quick question... I am running a Linux 1.2.1 machine on an
> : ethernet network. There is a laser printer (HP 4/4M) on the lan. How
> : can I tell Linux to print to that printer? How would I go about
> : configuring that?
> Yes please.
> I've read the printing-HOWTO but it does not cover NETWORK'ed printers
> either HP on the LAN or Network Print Servers.
> Mark Harvey
Do something like this in /etc/printcap:
lp|lp0|No.7 Level 1 Printer Room:\
Names such as lp, lp0 etc are of your choosing and are used with the -P flag to lpr,
lpq and lprm, remoteprintername is the name as specified in /etc/hosts (or via a DNS)
of the printer. /usr/spool/... is a place to put the print files between you sending
them and them getting to the remote printer. Natch this directory must exist before
you try and use it - its not created for you.
You can read all about this in `man printcap'.
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