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System Administration Guide: Printing     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Introduction to Printing in the Oracle Solaris Operating System

What's New in Printing?

CUPS Replaces the LP Print Service as the Default Print Service

Access to Print Management Tools From the GNOME Desktop

Print Manager for LP

Automatic Printer Discovery

Privilege Requirements for Using Print Commands

Overview of the Oracle Solaris Printing Architecture

Implementation of the Open Standard Print API

Print Client Commands

Definition of a Print Server and a Print Client

Description of the Internet Printing Protocol

Description of the RFC-1179 Printing Protocol

IPP Compared to the RFC-1179 Protocol

Description of the SMB Protocol

What Is Samba?

Using Printing Protocols in the Oracle Solaris Release

CUPS Support in Oracle Solaris

Description of Oracle Solaris Print Manager

Description of the LP Print Service

Where to Find Printing Tasks

2.  Planning for Printing (Tasks)

3.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks)

4.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using Print Manager for LP (Tasks)

5.  Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using Oracle Solaris Print Manager (Tasks)

6.  Setting Up Printers by Using LP Print Commands (Tasks)

7.  Administering Printers by Using LP Print Commands (Tasks)

8.  Customizing LP Printing Services and Printers (Tasks)

9.  Administering the LP Print Scheduler and Managing Print Requests (Tasks)

10.  Administering Printers on a Network (Tasks)

11.  Administering Character Sets, Filters, Forms, and Fonts (Tasks)

12.  Administering Printers by Using the PPD File Management Utility (Tasks)

13.  Printing in the Oracle Solaris Operating System (Reference)

14.  Troubleshooting Printing Problems in the Oracle Solaris OS (Tasks)



CUPS Support in Oracle Solaris

CUPS support for setting up and managing printers includes a web browser interface and a GUI print management tool (system-config-printer) that can be accessed from the GNOME Desktop and also from the command line. You can access the CUPS web browser interface at http://localhost:631/.

To access the CUPS GUI from the desktop, choose System -> Administration -> Print Manager. Note that if the LP print service is active, the Print Manager for LP GUI is started instead. For more information about accessing the CUPS Print Manager, see Getting Started With the CUPS Print Manager GUI.

Configuring and managing printers by using the CUPS GUI is largely the same as using the CUPS web browser interface. However, the GUI has the advantage of being a native application rather than a web page. You can configure both local and remote print queues by using this tool. A CUPS library provides support for using HTTP and IPP to communicate with the CUPS server.

For more information about using CUPS to manage your printing environment, see Chapter 3, Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Tasks).