Overhauled CUPS: Improved Unix Printing - page 3
Most distributions don't mess with CUPS and provide a stock installation. A notable exception is Ubuntu. Ubuntu foils some of this new CUPS goodness in two ways:
- Disables the CUPS Web interface without providing an adequate replacement
- Uses include files in
cupsd.conf, which borks some of the Web GUI functions when you do get it working
Fortunately you'll find instructions for re-enabling the CUPS Web interface right on the front page at
http://localhost:631, which I recommend if you want to do more than run a single attached un-shared printer.
Using include files seems unnecessary. These are files that go in /etc/cups/cups.d, and are called from
cupsd.conf like this:
Include /etc/cups/cups.d/ports.conf Include /etc/cups/cups.d/browse.conf
There are a total of three lines in the two files, which can easily go in
cupsd.conf. The Ubuntu-ized
cupsd.conf is nicely slimmed down, so they won't get lost. Then you can edit
cupsd.conf from the Web interface and not have to bother with text files at all.
The good news is Dapper includes the Gutenprint drivers, which is nice plus.
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