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Cloud printer on Linux

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by kwandtke, Feb 5, 2019.

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  1. kwandtke

    kwandtke New Member

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    Hi guys .. so I'm experienced in Windows but sorta new to Linux ... I've taken on a project this year to replace any machine in my sphere of influence that is running Windows with Linux. The first thing I need to target are the two older desktops that run Windows for the primary purpose of hosting printers and publishing them to Google Cloud print. Grandkids (as well as myself) have chromebooks and android tablets so need that for printing.

    I set up an old Dell laptop with brand new version of Mint 19.2 .. running XFCE. Went thru steps I found in an article here https://go.shr.lc/2Sc8Izm .. Seemed ez enuf. I have a Brother HL-L2340 so that was a little bumpy as it was not straight out supported but found a post to help me get that set... so it's in printers and I can go into Libre on that linux machine and write a doc and print it ... So far so good.

    Then I do the gcp stuff .. and it seems to work .. I start it with the gcp-cups-connector and it says "ready to go local mode" Tested that with my chromebook and ya .. it sees it and can print to it while on the same network. Now.. I'd like to make this a true cloud thing .. to be able to print from anywhere to any printer (my grandkids often do homework at my house but then print to their color printer at home) but if I do the gcp-cups-connector-util init it says it cannot find that command. I've seen and tried a couple different variations with no different results .. so I'm not sure where to go from there.


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    Also .. when I start that connector service it comes back with READY TO GO LOCAL and then sits with terminal open .. is that normal? I just minimize it but .. thought I'd ask. I need to handle two printers at some point .. and not sure how that would work but maybe it becomes more apparent when I get the init part going

    Thanks in advance ....
     
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  2. Kryptoghost

    Kryptoghost New Member

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    maybe try sudo in front of that command.

    also if gcp-cups-connector worked i would run

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     which gcp-cups-connector 
    and find the filepath, go into that directory and see if -util is there. if it is, you could run "./gcp-cups-connector-util init" from there i would imagine.
     
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  3. kwandtke

    kwandtke New Member

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    Thanks .. for the idea .. I should have said I did use SUDO .. but I'm going to remember that WHICH .. anyway.. just a few min ago I found the issue. The article I referenced used the wrong command. Turns out I needed gcp-connector-util Not gcp-cups-connector-util. The gcp-cups-connector is just used to start that service. I tied that and it worked fine. Found that when I looked at the doc I used to install the HL-2270DW printer my daughter has.

    Thanks again
     
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  4. Kryptoghost

    Kryptoghost New Member

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    np, glad it worked out. I usually end up referring to like 3 docs when i install stuff. For some reason one doc never seems to be enough lol
     
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