On Tue, 2018-03-06 at 07:44 +1100, Stephen Morris wrote:
Have you considered implementing the other Microsoft way, which
not sure how to do as I'm not a network technician but which a number
of organizations tend to do, and that is when the client does a
network browse for network printers, selects the printer that they
want to use, the server downloads and installs the driver on the
Admittedly, this still requires the client to prepare the data for
printing, but at least the server or the printer itself handles the
queuing of print jobs.
Still a damn awful way to do things. It gets even hairier if all your
client computers are different OSs.
Microsoft, and even MacOS are still crap at handling printers. Just
the other week, I turned on the printer, and the OS insisted on
installing drivers for the printer. Despite the fact that drivers were
already installed, and fully operational.
Even with a stand-alone networked printer, I still set it up to be
accessible through the LAN server. That way any Linux box can print
easily through it without the shenanigans of specially setting up that
printer on each and every PC.
I don't know at what stage the original poster discovered CUPs being a
backwards designed schmozzle, but I'm sure it was working the old and
good way on my latest Fedora 26 installation. I can't check now, the
motherboard went kablooey, last week. And I'm back on an old Fedora 25
installation on my ancient laptop. Not to mention that my LAN file &
printer server is completely ancient, and still on Fedora Core 4.
[tim@localhost ~] -rsvp
Linux 4.13.16-100.fc25.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 27 19:52:46 UTC 2017 x86_64
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