I would like to use my Pi as a print server. My printer is supported by the computer I want to use as a print server. Is it fast enough and has enough for this? How do I setup a print server with the recommended debian image?
As pointed out by several other helpful members (Okay. @AlexChamberlain to be honest.) you need to make sure that your printer drivers work first! If you can't print regularly from your computer there is no use converting it to a printing server.
The procedure for installing the printer is beyond the scope of this answer, but at the very least, must include installing CUPS, which includes the daemon.You can do that by running the following.
On Debian or the following on Arch Linux.
You just need to reconfigure the server to allow other machines to access your printer. You're going to be editing the
Here is one that should suit our needs, feel free to change the values.
Finally we just need to restart the CUPS daemon. Remember that anytime you change something in the config file you need to restart the daemon. On Debian, run
Tada! We have set up the server! =D Now we just need to set up the client...
To allow Window machines to print via our CUPS server we need to provide them with an
Make sure you restart the CUPS daemon.
And now we can tell Windows to use the following URL! (Make sure that you edit it to reflect your specific setup.)
Since installing printers differs window manager to window manager we are going to do this the old-fashion, true-Arch way! First you need to install
And then you just add the CUPS server IP or hostname to
Every application should then be able to find the printer.