Xlpd Tutorial

Remote printer configuration: SuSE Linux 9.0, 8.0

Last modified: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:25 PM

SuSE Linux 9.0
  1. Run /sbin/yast as root user.
  2. Select Hardware > Printer. RESULT: A Printer setup page appears.
  3. Click Configure. RESULT: A Printer Type page appears.
  4. In the Select Your Printer Type area, select Print via LPD-Style Network Server, and then click Next. RESULT: The screens next appear in sequence.



  5. Fill out the following:
    • Hostname of the printer server: IP address or hostname of the PC where Xlpd is installed. If the IP address is not accepted, then the hostname should be registered in /etc/hosts file.
    • Name of the remote queue: The queue name of Xlpd, Xlpd uses only one queue, so you may enter any name. .
    • Name for printing: The remote printer name to be specified on the lpr command line.
    • Description of Printer: A brief description on the remote printer.
    • Location of Printer: A brief description on the location of the remote printer.
    • Do Local Filtering: Clear this check box.
    • Automatically Propose Multiple Queues: Clear this check box.
  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  7. To print a file on SuSE 9.0, the following command line is used.
    $ /usr/bin/lpr -Pprinter_name filename

SuSE Linux 8.0

  1. Run /sbin/yast as root user.
  2. Select Hardware > Edit Printers, and then click Launch. RESULT: A Printer administration page appears.
  3. Click Add. RESULT: A Connection for printer page appears.
  4. In the Select the printer type area, select Forwarding queue to a remote LPD, and then click Next. RESULT: The screens next appear in sequence.



  5. Fill out the following:
    • Hostname of the printer server: IP address or hostname of the PC where Xlpd is installed. If the IP address is not accepted, then the hostname should be registered in /etc/hosts file.
    • Name of the remote queue: The queue name of Xlpd, Xlpd uses only one queue, so you may enter any name. .
    • Name for printing: The remote printer name to be specified on the lpr command line.
  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.
  7. To print a file on SuSE 8.0, the following command line is used.
    $ /usr/bin/lpr -Pprinter_name filename