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krys

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USB printer/ Network sharing printers
« on: February 02, 2009, 09:48:56 pm »
I just added a USB printer to my core and shared it over the network. I made a wiki to help anyone that might have problems.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Add_a_USB_printer
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Re: USB printer/ Network sharing printers
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 10:50:10 pm »
I just added a USB printer to my core and shared it over the network. I made a wiki to help anyone that might have problems.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Add_a_USB_printer
-Krys
Cool, thanks!
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Re: USB printer/ Network sharing printers
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 11:27:41 pm »
Hi cool addition. It is pointing to a category printers that does not exist yet. Who could add a catergory printers to the wiki. I tried but I could not make a copy from the mainboards for example to create it.



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Re: USB printer/ Network sharing printers
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 01:44:18 am »
How about creating a printer DCE device type, that was a valid media player for media of type Pictures (and maybe later Documents if that ever gets re-added). Then you could install the printer in a Room/EA called something like "Printer". Then from any of the Orbiters, control that "Room", call up Pictures (or Documents) and "Play" them, and the printer would print them out for you... :) bit obscure?

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Re: USB printer/ Network sharing printers
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 02:26:59 pm »
How about creating a printer DCE device type, that was a valid media player for media of type Pictures (and maybe later Documents if that ever gets re-added). Then you could install the printer in a Room/EA called something like "Printer". Then from any of the Orbiters, control that "Room", call up Pictures (or Documents) and "Play" them, and the printer would print them out for you... :) bit obscure?
I think they should be "played" on the MD (which currently doesn't work I think) but a "Print" button might be a nice feature.
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Re: USB printer/ Network sharing printers
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 03:29:11 pm »
I think they should be "played" on the MD (which currently doesn't work I think) but a "Print" button might be a nice feature.

Printing "media" might be nice anyway... This could end up in printing your photos, a video screen shot, the cover of a dvd/cd... :)