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Wireless Printing for me :), Proactive people ?

Posted on by Benjamin Southall

Hey,

Being trying to get QUT’s services working with Gentoo properly. I lost my usb stick this morning. (The silver one that was 1GB but Windows damaged to 512mb and that is currently partitioned as FAT32)

H drve only works using mount (smbclient gives an error) so I made a bash script to mount my H: drive for me, I also got Wireless Printing working using CUPS (this will make my life so much easier.)

Steps

1. Click Administration tab, Click Add Printer

2. Type in a valid / relevant name , description and location, click continue

3. For device choose Windows Printer via Samba, click continue

4. Paste the device URI QUT provides (with the Mac OS X howto) changing your username and password

5. For Make choose Generic, and click continue

6. For model choose PostScript Printer Foomatic/Postscript (recommended) and click continue

7. Choose your preferred printing options

8. Done CUPS and hence Linux now can print over Wireless or Wired 🙂

9. Rush to M block / V block to buy more printer / internet credit.

10. Realise it is late and they are closed

11. Sigh 😛

At least I will be able to print out my next MAB220 Assignment wirelessly instead of letting it sit in the printing queue for 4 to 5 hours . UPDATE: Apparently colour printing costs same as black and white when using CUPS, but I am yet to test this…. (Thanks Chadders)

I was going to mention this in the last post, but I want to know why virtually noone (Yes you all do when you deseperately need my help…) on my MSN list is proactive and initiates a conversation with me when I come online.

Or why so many people can’t be bothered to read what I am upto and instead I am required to regurgitate for their benefit. If people liked listening to my audio blogs more, I am happy to do that as well …

I am off to either head home, or get some assignment work done ,

The question today is Do you like waffles ?

Best of luck to you all,

Benjamin Southall aka Appleman1234 🙂

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