DEC ln17ps and Linux printing

DEC ln17ps and Linux printing

You might still habe one of those great network printers but since the printer still prints, the operating systems will change. Windows 7 didn’t even provide a proper driver for my loved printer. Linux however does! But access is quite hard. I found out that the following LPD-queue will enable access to the printer 8you might need it for CUPS etc.):

lpd://(IP OF YOUR PRINTER)/PASSTHRU

Have fun!

How-To enable Likewise-Open Active Directory authentication in Ubuntu 12.04

This assumes, that you already have installed Likewise-Open and properly joined to the DC.

First you need to edit you LightGDM config to:

cat /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
[SeatDefaults]
greeter-show-manual-login=true
greeter-session=unity-greeter
user-session=gnome
autologin-user=

This will (re)enable the possibility for non local users to authenticate. Since NetworkManager user local DNS-caching. A login might fail or takes forever. By the time writing the DNS-caching seems buggy to me anyway. Uncomment it for unleashing your Likewise-Open:

cat /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile
#dns=dnsmasq
[ifupdown]
managed=false

Thats it!