Share your printer to Google Cloud Print
Google Cloud Print (http://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/
) is an amazing service. It allows you to print to your printer from anywhere, using chrome, tablets, and smartphones. No printer-specific configuration or device drivers are needed.
But, unless you've managed to find a printer with reliable Cloud Print support, implementation options are sketchy.
Here's how to configure your Debian computer to share your locally-configured printer(s), acting as a proxy.
- Go to http://davesteele.github.io/cloudprint-service/
and download the cloudprint and cloudprint-service .deb files, and install them as root:
sudo dpkg -i cloudprint*.deb
- Attach the cloudprintd service to your Google account (enter your username and password when prompted):
sudo /usr/sbin/service cloudprintd login
- Restart the service:
sudo /usr/sbin/service cloudprintd restart
Now any of your locally-defined printers will be available on the printer management page (https://www.google.com/cloudprint?user=0#printers
). From there, you can share the printer to other Google users. The service will be active whenever the computer is running.
(DD? - RFS #712734)