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Old 05-01-2013, 02:32 AM   #1
TechJay
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Printer Installation


Hello, Im trying to install a printer via command line in fedora using the make/model and printer name/ip.

I do not know much about CUPS or if i even need it. Any suggestions on how to simplify this process would be appreciated, Thanks
 
Old 05-01-2013, 03:32 AM   #2
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If you use cups you can do it from your browser. It's quite easy.
1. Install cups
2. point your browser at localhost:631
3. In the column labelled "Cups for Administrators" click on the first item, to wit, "Adding Printers and Classes"
4. Follow the instructions which are clear and easy.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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What is the model of your printer?
It's the #1 question!
Are you sure it's working fine in Linux? Check please: http://www.openprinting.org/printers
If your printer has an Ethernet interface (and as I understand, it does) it's much better.

Then you may use either CUPS web interface (as written above) or your OS printer management GUI. In Ubuntu it can be launched with the 'system-config-printer' command (don't remember where it's hidden in the GUI menu).

Last edited by Lexus45; 05-01-2013 at 12:51 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Hello, Im trying to install a printer via command line in fedora using the make/model and printer name/ip.

I do not know much about CUPS or if i even need it. Any suggestions on how to simplify this process would be appreciated, Thanks
as asked for what is the make/model of the printer.

to add a printer via CLI you use lpadmin to add the printer.

http://www.togaware.com/linux/surviv...S_Command.html
 
  


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