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Description for the UCI configuration file /etc/config/p910nd.

For installations instructions and more see: p910nd.server.


You can run more than one printer at the same time by adding additional sections. The default configuration is (list all configured printers):

Under Linux 2.4, the device name for the printer would be of the form /dev/usb/lpn, where n is usually 0 for the first printer. Under Linux 2.6, the device name for the printing would be of the form /dev/lpn

uci show p910nd
uci set p910nd.cfg1=p910nd
uci set p910nd.cfg1.device=/dev/usb/lp0
uci set p910nd.cfg1.port=0
uci set p910nd.cfg1.bidirectional=1
uci set p910nd.cfg1.enabled=1

To add a second printer, do this:

uci set p910nd.cfg2=p910nd
uci set p910nd.cfg2.device=/dev/usb/lp1
uci set p910nd.cfg2.port=1
uci set p910nd.cfg2.bidirectional=1
uci set p910nd.cfg2.enabled=1
uci commit p910nd
/etc/init.d/p910nd restart

To delete the second printer, do this:

uci del p910nd.cfg2
uci commit p910nd
/etc/init.d/p910nd restart

Description of the options in the p910nd config file /etc/config/p910nd:

Option Type Default Description
enabled boolean 0 1: Enable the printer; 0: Disable the printer
device device path /dev/usb/lp0 The device your printer is connected to (e.g. /dev/usb/lp0, /dev/printers/0 for LPT under Linux 2.4; /dev/lp0 for USB under Linux 2.6)
port number (0-9) 0 The p910nd listening TCP port (9100 + port)
bidirectional boolean 1 1: Turn on bidirectional copying; 0: Turn off bidirectional copying
bind IP address unknown The IP address to listen on (typically the same as LAN)

To start the p910nd daemon, do this:

/etc/init.d/p910nd start

To start it up automatically on every boot, do this:

/etc/init.d/p910nd enable

Note: Enabling the service might not work as expected (not starting the service at boot time) on current Barrier Breaker versions (as of 2014.05.13), see this issue.

docs/guide-user/services/print_server/p910nd.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/03 20:47 by