The SME Server/CUPS Howto Collection
This is the index page for a number of short howtos related to
using the CUPS printing system
and the smeserver-cups package on SME Server.
If your questions about using CUPS and smeserver-cups on SME
Server are not answered by any of these howtos, please send an
email to robert2 AT dds DOT nl. Also, if you have suggestions for
improvement of these howtos or if you have a howto that could be
added to this collection, let me know.
- The first howto in the collection is Why use CUPS?
- If you've decided that you want to give CUPS a try, please
read How to
install CUPS?, which not only explains how to
install CUPS, but also how to uninstall CUPS and go back to the
standard SME printing system, LPRng.
- After installing CUPS, you need to add your printers to the
CUPS configuration. This is explained in How to add and configure
printers through the CUPS web interface?
- If you wish to add a filtering printer and your printer
model is not supported by any of the pre-installed filters, you
may be able to find a working Foomatic PPD for your printer on
the www.linuxprinting.org website. This is discussed with an
example in How to add
a Foomatic PPD to your CUPS installation?
- You can add plugins to CUPS to extend its capabilities. One
such plugin is the pdfdistiller script, which provides the
capability to convert print jobs to PDF and put them in a
directory of your choice. Here's a howto that explains
how to install the pdfdistiller script and configure a PDF
- After setting up your filtering and/or raw printer queues
in CUPS, you may be left wondering how to print to them from
the computers on your network. This is explained for a number
of popular operating systems in two separate howtos. One
explains how to
print to raw CUPS printer queues, the other how to print to
filtering CUPS printer queues.
- There are a few 'hidden database settings' in
smeserver-cups that can be changed from the command line. These
are discussed in 'Hidden database settings'
This document is Copyright 2003-2006 by Robert van den
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