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This section describes tasks that are required to set up printers by using CUPS Print Manager.
Each system that uses CUPS can be both a print server and a print client. The system acts as the server for any printer that is physically connected to it and for any print queues that are created on that system.
To configure advanced settings and options for a local CUPS server, start CUPS Print Manager, then choose Server -> Settings. In the Basic Server Settings dialog, click the Advanced button. The following advanced server settings and options can be viewed or configured:
Job History – Controls the print job history for a specified printer or printers
Browse Servers – Enables you to restrict browsing by CUPS to certain print servers for the purpose of polling print queues
In the Basic Server Settings dialog you can configure the following settings:
Show printers that are shared by other systems – Enables other CUPS print queues to be visible to the local system.
Publish shared printers connected to this system – Publishes a list of print queues that are configured on a system to the other systems on a local area network (LAN). You can also publish print queues to be accessible beyond the LAN. The Allow Printing from the Internet option is only available if this setting has been selected.
Allow remote administration – Enables you to administer the print queue from a remote system by using either CUPS Print Manager or the CUPS web browser interface.
Allow users to cancel any job (not just their own) – Enables users to cancel any print jobs.
Save debugging information for troubleshooting – Enables the logging of debugging information for troubleshooting purposes.
You can configure CUPS to administer print queues on a remote print server. Typically, you can connect to remote servers within the same local area network (LAN). Only those print queues that are owned by the remote print server to which you are connected can be modified. Each remote server determines whether its configured print queues can be shared or remotely modified based on the Settings dialog for the specified printer.
Published printers are printers that are publicly announced by the server on the LAN, based on how the cupsd.conf file has been configured for browsing. Shared or published printers can be detected by remote print clients but unshared or unpublished printers are not announced on the network.
Note - You must have appropriate authorizations to administer remote print queues. In the Oracle Solaris 11 release, you must provide the root password for the remote server.
The Basic Server Settings dialog is displayed.
Publish Shared Printers Connected to This System – Displays the shared or published printers that can be detected by remote print clients. If you do not enable this option, some printers might not be displayed in the list of available printers when you connect to the remote server.
Allow Remote Administration – Enables you to connect to a remote server.
The Connect to CUPS Server dialog is displayed.
You can now remotely administer print queues on the remote system in the same way that you administer local print queues.
When you set up a new printer or when you modify the properties of a configured printer, you must select an appropriate device for that printer. The following table describes the device choices that might be displayed in the Select Device window.
The following procedure describes how to set up a new locally attached printer by using the CUPS Print Manager GUI.
Alternatively, you can click the New icon that is located on the menubar.
The Printer configuration dialog appears, displaying all of the configured printers and the newly connected printer.
By default, CUPS selects the USB device that is physically connected to your system or the device that was detected by HAL. Note that these two entries might be for the same printer. For more information about selecting a device, see Selecting a Print Device.
The Select a File window is displayed.
By default, CUPS selects a “recommended” printer model and driver for your printer. However, you can optionally make another selection from the list of available drivers.
For more information, see Configurable Printer Properties.
After you have saved your changes, the newly configured printer is displayed in the CUPS Print Manager window.
Set as the system-wide default printer (default)
Set as my personal default printer