CUPS remote printing help
Alma J Wetzker
Tue Mar 6 11:18:16 PST 2007
C M Reinehr wrote:
> On Monday 05 March 2007 19:27, Ben Duncan wrote:
>> yeah CUPS = Crappy Unix Print Service ....
>> versus LPRng = Linux Prints Rightous next request ...
>> Collins Richey wrote:
>>> Any clues what might be wrong?
> I'm beginning to think that this is a distribution related problem. I've been
> using CUPS for years and have found it to be easy to use & reliable. I just
> installed a new Debian Etch system yesterday using an HP laser printer over a
> USB cable. The printer was correctly recognized, installed & worked the first
> time I tried to print a test page.
> The reason I say distribution related is that setting up a cups.conf file
> from scratch _would_ be a real pain whereas Debian (shameless plug) and I'm
> sure others has it configured to work out-of-the-box.
> Just my 2 cents worth.
That mirrors my experience with CUPS. I have used it under a few
distros and now use it with gentoo and kubuntu. It just works for me,
always has. Of course, I have never tried to use it with a local printer...
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