Hware-exptr
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CUPS & application printing Debian

Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:41 am

I have installed CUPS on my Pi 3 B + and can print a test page from another computer using the CUPS web administration on https://192.168.0.20:631 from the Administration. Manage. Maintenance.Print Test Page option. This works fine to my SAMSUNG SCX4623 network printer on 192.168.0.203:9100 so CUPS seems to be working as is the PPD and the network connection to the printer. However, when I look in any of the XWindows apps eg Libre Office Draw, the printer is not offered as an option and hence I cannot print to it. The only printer offered is a 'generic' and this does not work.


How do I install the printer into the XWindows apps?

A simple guide added to the documentation on how to set up printers would be most helpful together with copies of screens.

It seems strange that such a useful computer is missing something as fundamental as printer support!

When will it be added to the distro?

Thanks

Peter

Andyroo
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Location: Lincs U.K.

Re: CUPS & application printing Debian

Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:51 pm

Come on - this is Linux not Windows :lol:

I hate printing under Linux.

I hope this link is wrong https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Set ... _Platforms as that’s a whole lot of faffing about to print!

I’m going to have to get a desktop Pi set up to try this...
Need Pi spray - these things are breeding in my house...

fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: CUPS & application printing Debian

Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:19 am

Hware-exptr wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:41 am
I have installed CUPS on my Pi 3 B + and can print a test page from another computer using the CUPS web administration on https://192.168.0.20:631 from the Administration. Manage. Maintenance.Print Test Page option. This works fine to my SAMSUNG SCX4623 network printer on 192.168.0.203:9100 so CUPS seems to be working as is the PPD and the network connection to the printer. However, when I look in any of the XWindows apps eg Libre Office Draw, the printer is not offered as an option and hence I cannot print to it. The only printer offered is a 'generic' and this does not work.


How do I install the printer into the XWindows apps?

A simple guide added to the documentation on how to set up printers would be most helpful together with copies of screens.

It seems strange that such a useful computer is missing something as fundamental as printer support!

When will it be added to the distro?

Thanks

Peter

Raspbian Stretch ARMHF requires drivers, try:

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install system-config-printer printer-driver-splix 

You may get lucky and Splix will support as Samsung do not support Linux ARMHF OS.

http://splix.ap2c.org
adieu

My other Computer is an Asus CS10 ChromeBit
https://www.asus.com/uk/Mini-PCs/Chromebit-CS10

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