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Old 04-13-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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Cups without a GUI


Is it possible to configure CUPS without a GUI?
If so would I have to do it remotely somehow?
If there isn't, what would you recommend with adding a printer without the web interface that CUPS has.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 09:05 PM   #2
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Yes, it is possible to administer cups from the command line.

These two links should give you a start.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Printing-HOWTO/setup.html

http://www.cups.org/documentation.ph...0/options.html

Also, the command apropos cups will return a long list of man pages about cups.

Afterthought:

You could also use a text browser, such as links, w3m, lynx, or elinks, from the command line.

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Old 04-13-2015, 09:15 PM   #3
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Thank you. Where would I find PPD files?? I can't find my printer, I have a HP D100 Photosmart. Im just trying to do this without cups just to practice.
 
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The openprinting website provides some links to ppd files.
 
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For an HP Printer, the best course of action is to use HPLIP to install it. HPLIP offers both a GUI and a command line interface.

If you are using a distro with repos, HPLIP should be in the repos. Normally, the GUI (hp-toolbox) is a separate package from the base HPLIP package. Otherwise, you can learn more here.
 
  


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