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Old 05-14-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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Setting up a printer


What are the steps for configuring a printer on Fedora?
 
Old 05-14-2010, 09:40 PM   #2
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What are the steps for configuring a printer on Fedora?
  1. Plug printer in to wall and computer
  2. Turn printer on
  3. Load driver

Since you don't tell us what kind of printer you're talking about, how it's attached, or what version of Fedora, basic steps are all we can give you. Fedora has utilities to configure printers and load drivers, but it all depends on what kind of printer, etc.
 
Old 05-15-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
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If your printer is HP, you will get the best results by using
su -c "hp-setup"
after you've plugged in and switched on. Otherwise, click on the menu: System - Administration - Printing.
 
Old 05-15-2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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^ If its not an HP, you could probably use cups < http://www.debianadmin.com/setup-cup...in-debian.html >
 
Old 05-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #5
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Regardless of the brand, I would always use the direct CUPS interface: "localhost:631" in a browser.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 01:41 PM   #6
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If you have an HP printer, using the set-up program provided will enable you to use the HP utilities provided if you have problems, or need to check the ink.

And if you have a distro like Fedora that takes the trouble to provide a friendly interface for printer configuration, it's a bit pointless to do it manually in the command line!
 
  


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