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There are mainly two ways have a PrintServer on your Linux Box:
 
There are mainly two ways have a PrintServer on your Linux Box:
  
  1) By using the LPRng toolset and spooling the raw content from Windows-Machines to the printer (this is the way the other boxes are using)
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# By using the LPRng toolset and spooling the raw content from Windows-Machines to the printer (this is the way the other boxes are using)
  2) By using an intelligent printing subsystem like CUPS on your box
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# By using an intelligent printing subsystem like CUPS on your box
  
 
== Installing and Using LPRng ==
 
== Installing and Using LPRng ==
 
The following procedures have been tested with the "jytmod5-fixed firmware" but should also work with the stock firmware.
 
The following procedures have been tested with the "jytmod5-fixed firmware" but should also work with the stock firmware.
  
NOTE: The point here is, that we update the web-interface, as it has been done in the jytmod-version.  
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''NOTE:'' The point here is, that we update the web-interface, as it has been done in the jytmod-version.  
 
       Therefore it is recommended to have the jytmod5-fixed firmware installed (otherwise the web-interface behaves strange)
 
       Therefore it is recommended to have the jytmod5-fixed firmware installed (otherwise the web-interface behaves strange)
  
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'''Either just download the kernel and put it in the right LSUpdater-Path:'''
 
'''Either just download the kernel and put it in the right LSUpdater-Path:'''
  
  You should download the uImage.buffalo.print.zip file from the following directory (needs to be changed after reorganization):
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'''1)''' You should download the uImage.buffalo.print.zip file from the following directory (needs to be changed after reorganization):
  [http://downloads.linkstationwiki.net/Uploads/OldUploads/LS_Pro_temporary/Kernels/uImage.buffalo.print.zip uImage.buffalo.print.zip]
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[http://downloads.linkstationwiki.net/Uploads/OldUploads/LS_Pro_temporary/Kernels/uImage.buffalo.print.zip uImage.buffalo.print.zip]
  Now you need to put the kernel into the box, by using the Updater, BUT make sure you JUST update the kernel by the following:
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'''2)''' Now you need to put the kernel into the box, by using the Updater, BUT make sure you JUST update the kernel by the following:
  1) make a backup-copy of your uImage.buffalo, where the jytmo5 firmware is located (assuming you still have that extracted).
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* make a backup-copy of your uImage.buffalo, where the jytmod5 firmware is located (assuming you still have that extracted).
  2) Extract the uImage.buffalo.print.zip kernel to the directory, where the jytmo5 firmware is located (assuming you still have that extracted).
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* Extract the uImage.buffalo.print.zip kernel to the directory, where the jytmod5 firmware is located (assuming you still have that extracted).
  2) you have now extracted a new "uImage.buffalo"
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* you have now extracted a new "uImage.buffalo"
  
 
'''Or download the kernel already packed together with the LSUpdater'''
 
'''Or download the kernel already packed together with the LSUpdater'''
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3) Start LSUpdater, enter there the Debug-mode (right-click on the task-bar Icon)
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'''3)''' Start LSUpdater, enter there the Debug-mode (right-click on the task-bar Icon)
  
4) Deselect BOOT, INITRD, ROOTFS, so that ONLY "Update Kernel" is left on the left hand side.
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'''4)''' Deselect BOOT, INITRD, ROOTFS, so that ONLY "Update Kernel" is left on the left hand side.
  
5) Update the LS-Pro with this new kernel.
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'''5)''' Update the LS-Pro with this new kernel.
  
 
After a successful reboot we need to install the package. Therefore telnet into the box (or ssh) and login as root:
 
After a successful reboot we need to install the package. Therefore telnet into the box (or ssh) and login as root:
  
6) Download the LPRng package for LSPro:
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'''6)''' Download the LPRng package for LSPro:
  Download the package, that includes the LPRng & web-interface:
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   [http://downloads.linkstationwiki.net/Uploads/OldUploads/LS_Pro_temporary/Tarballs/lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz]
 
   [http://downloads.linkstationwiki.net/Uploads/OldUploads/LS_Pro_temporary/Tarballs/lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz]
   
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This package includes the LPRng & the changes to the web-interface.
  put the tgz file to "/"
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7) untar the file
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put it anywhere on the LSPro.
  "tar -xzf lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz"
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8) run the following script, that has been extracted to "/":
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'''7)''' untar the file
   "./lprng-enable.sh"
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  "tar -C / -xzf lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz"
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The "-C /" makes sure that it is untared to "/"
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'''8)''' run the following script, that has been extracted to "/":
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   "/lprng-enable.sh"
 
   It will modify permissions and will add the needed device node.
 
   It will modify permissions and will add the needed device node.
  
9) remove the script and the archive from "/":
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'''9)''' remove the script and the archive from "/":
   "rm lprng*"
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   "rm /lprng*"
  
10)Get to the Web-Interface (maintenance->printer)
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'''10)''' Get to the Web-Interface (maintenance->printer)
  
11)Share the printer and give a Windows-Share Name for the printer and 'apply'  
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'''11)'''Share the printer and give a Windows-Share Name for the printer and 'apply'  
  
This should turn you LSPro into a Print-Server and adds a Share (which you have named in the Web-Interface).
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This should turn you LSPro into a Print-Server and adds a Share (which you have named in the Web-Interface)!
  
 
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Revision as of 20:15, 26 March 2007

HowTo add a PrintServer to the LSPro

Due to the fact, that the LSPro has no PrintServer on board, like the other boxes so far, here are two ways to add a PrintServer to your box. In fact, one of the differences between the LSPro and the LSLive is, that the LSLive has the mentioned PrintServer. So with these instructions you can add this functionality to your LSPro.

There are mainly two ways have a PrintServer on your Linux Box:

  1. By using the LPRng toolset and spooling the raw content from Windows-Machines to the printer (this is the way the other boxes are using)
  2. By using an intelligent printing subsystem like CUPS on your box

Installing and Using LPRng

The following procedures have been tested with the "jytmod5-fixed firmware" but should also work with the stock firmware.

NOTE: The point here is, that we update the web-interface, as it has been done in the jytmod-version.

     Therefore it is recommended to have the jytmod5-fixed firmware installed (otherwise the web-interface behaves strange)

The first thing we need to do is, to install a kernel, that has USB-Printing support compiled in:

Here you have two ways:

Either just download the kernel and put it in the right LSUpdater-Path:

1) You should download the uImage.buffalo.print.zip file from the following directory (needs to be changed after reorganization):

uImage.buffalo.print.zip

2) Now you need to put the kernel into the box, by using the Updater, BUT make sure you JUST update the kernel by the following:

  • make a backup-copy of your uImage.buffalo, where the jytmod5 firmware is located (assuming you still have that extracted).
  • Extract the uImage.buffalo.print.zip kernel to the directory, where the jytmod5 firmware is located (assuming you still have that extracted).
  • you have now extracted a new "uImage.buffalo"

Or download the kernel already packed together with the LSUpdater

 You should download the Firmware_1.03_printing_kernel.zip file from the following directory (needs to be changed after reorganization):
 Firmware_1.03_printing_kernel.zip
 Extract the archive and follow the steps below:


3) Start LSUpdater, enter there the Debug-mode (right-click on the task-bar Icon)

4) Deselect BOOT, INITRD, ROOTFS, so that ONLY "Update Kernel" is left on the left hand side.

5) Update the LS-Pro with this new kernel.

After a successful reboot we need to install the package. Therefore telnet into the box (or ssh) and login as root:

6) Download the LPRng package for LSPro:

  lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz

This package includes the LPRng & the changes to the web-interface.

put it anywhere on the LSPro.

7) untar the file

  "tar -C / -xzf lprng-withweb_2.04.tgz"

The "-C /" makes sure that it is untared to "/"

8) run the following script, that has been extracted to "/":

  "/lprng-enable.sh"
  It will modify permissions and will add the needed device node.

9) remove the script and the archive from "/":

  "rm /lprng*"

10) Get to the Web-Interface (maintenance->printer)

11)Share the printer and give a Windows-Share Name for the printer and 'apply'

This should turn you LSPro into a Print-Server and adds a Share (which you have named in the Web-Interface)!


CUPS for LSPro

  • to be added*