I am trying to print to my department's main networked printer, a Xerox
Document Center 470ST, from my Linux laptop. My problem is that the
IT department "naturally" doesn't support Linux and won't even tell me
how everything is configured...
The only information I have is:
- when I send a print job from my Windows machine, the printed pages
show up under a cover sheet which has my Windows/Novell username
written across it in big letters
- going to the Windows control panel of a computer which can print to
the Xerox, selecting this printer, "Properties" and then "Ports" shows
that it is "talking" to the printer over "Standard TCP/IP Protocol" to
the address 18.104.22.168 on port 9100. The selected protocol is
"raw" (rather than "LPR").
Does this mean that this is a Windows printer and I should be using
Samba? Or that it is using Novell? (If so, can I still use CUPS?) I
tried configuring CUPS to send jobs over either IPP or LPR to
socket://22.214.171.124:9100 using the recommended PPD for the
Document Center 400
but always get an "server-error-internal-error" message.
The /var/log/cups/error_log file is filled with nothing but
E [24/Oct/2005:13:37:25 -0400] AddCert: Unable to create certificate
file /etc/cups/certs/0 - File exists
I would be really grateful for any guidance.