Set default printing device in cups web interface

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Set default printing device in cups web interface

Postby djevil » 2018-06-01 12:51

Hi,
need to set the right printing device for a cups network printer.

It is currently set to:
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socket://ipaddress
which does not work.

If I modify the printer in cups' web interface, the setting will not be saved.

I found out, that I can set the device in
/etc/cups/printers.conf

with:
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deviceURI


But how can I find out corresponding address???

Regards d
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Re: Set default printing device in cups web interface

Postby shep » 2018-06-01 14:32

IMHO, a network printer should be given a Static IP address and if you do so, you will know what the ipaddress is. Usually you can websearch about how to assign a static ip address to a particular make/model of printer. Cups has several protocols that will access network printers including ipp://, sockets:// and http://.
HP's JetDirect (socket://ipaddress:9100) has long history of stability and reliability.
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Re: Set default printing device in cups web interface

Postby djevil » 2018-06-01 15:19

Indeed, I tried:
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ipp:// and http://

addresses before.

But,
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socket://ipaddress:9100

worked for me :)
not a HP printer though,
so this was more or less a lucky guess..?

However, thank you very much.
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