Moving printer configuration from KDE 3 to KDE 4.

Peter Lewis lewisp at
Wed May 6 09:55:05 BST 2009

On Wednesday 06 May 2009 09:12:55 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >>but it has long since been deleted and in
> >>reconfiguring I gave the printer a different name.
> >
> > What was the name?
> Each time I try to configure it I give it a different name, to avoid
> conflicting with the past erroneous configurations.
> > Use
> > lpd://router_address/printer_name
> > and
> > LPD/LPR Host or Printer
> > for configuring the CUPS interface and you should be happy.
> For example's sake let's say that I gave the name "hp". Now, I try two
> addresses:
> 1) lpd://router_address/hp
> 2) lpd://router_address/dir-320
> Neither work, that is, neither print a thing from CUPS's "print test
> page" feature.

If you are using the dhcp server in the router to assign ip addresses, then I 
think that it is safe to assume that you have no name server on your local 

If this is the case, then you will most likely be relying on the /etc/hosts to 
obtain your ip addresses from a name.

If you were to have a named server in your client.conf such as:
ServerName myRouter

where "myRouter" is defined in your /etc/hosts file to point to the router 

Would that work?

Kind regards,
Peter Lewis

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