chorlton2080
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RPi Printer Server without CUPS driver

Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:10 pm

Hello Folks

Can anyone explain how to configure CUPS to print to my unsupported (Canon LBP2900i) laser printer using the source computer's Windows driver? I'm expecting that it should be possible to simply pass-through the raw data unchanged to the printer connected to the RPI's USB port. It may be that there are alternatives to CUPS that may be better given this fairly basic need.

Thanks in advance

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Re: RPi Printer Server without CUPS driver

Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:19 pm

chorlton2080 wrote:Hello Folks

Can anyone explain how to configure CUPS to print to my unsupported (Canon LBP2900i) laser printer using the source computer's Windows driver? I'm expecting that it should be possible to simply pass-through the raw data unchanged to the printer connected to the RPI's USB port. It may be that there are alternatives to CUPS that may be better given this fairly basic need.

Thanks in advance
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chorlton2080
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Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:44 pm

Re: RPi Printer Server without CUPS driver

Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:43 pm

Thanks: I couldn't get lpr to work.

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