[CentOS] Configuring printers in CentOS 5

Fri Jan 7 10:32:14 UTC 2011
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Glenn Eychaner <geychaner at mac.com>

> Could someone please explain to me how to best configure printers in CentOS  
> I've been trying to configure a new printer, which is served by a Mac  Mini:
> If I open a web browser at localhost:631, or  "system-configure-printers" and I 
> the new printer as an IPP  printer, it winds up in a list of "Remote printers", 
>and once it
> winds up  there I can't seem to delete the printer or change the settings at 
>all.  If  I try using
> the system-config-printers interface, it's all greyed out; if I  try using 
>CUPS, it actually tries
> to connect to CUPS on the Mini! In order to  delete it, I have to manually 
>revert the /etc/cups
> files and restart the cups  printing system in system-config-services.

I don't know, I think my 2 printers were auto-detected and put in "Local 
What device URI do you see...?
I just have socket://aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd[:optional_port]
And use the specific drivers of course.

> I just don't understand  printer configuration on Linux.  On the Macs, it's 
>just plug and go.
> Why  does CentOS have to make it so confusing?

Maybe because it is not the same setup, it has not the same resources/$$$ behind 
and is not supported as much by manufacturers...?
That's the Mac thing: limited and known setup/hardware makes it a whole lot