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Old 03-24-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
krishvij
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Which location to put ppd files (printer driver)


Hi there,

I have a HP Deskjet 3745 printer. Am using RHEL 3, which does not have the drivers for this printer. I downloaded a ppd file after googling. Now, I dont know where to put this ppd printer driver. which location does linux use to store the printer drivers.

I tried other available printer driver listings in the print manager but none of them worked
 
Old 03-25-2005, 06:18 AM   #2
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Try usr/share/cups/model
go to a terminal su to root, type updatedb, then locate *.ppd
 
Old 09-06-2006, 07:11 AM   #3
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help, i have an hpdeskjet 3745

Hi, i just installed ubuntu and am totally lost, i dont understand how to install my printer, etc please help.
 
Old 12-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #4
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printer installing in linux

hai friends

I have a HP Deskjet 1460 printer. Am using RHEL 3, which does not have the drivers for this printer. I downloaded a ppd file after googling. Now, I dont know where to put this ppd printer driver. which location does linux use to store the printer drivers.
 
Old 12-24-2009, 03:41 AM   #5
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Use cups web interface - "localhost:631". Add your printer, when prompt for ppd file, point yours. After installing cups will paste it in /etc/cups/ppd. next you can use "lpoptions -p <printer> -l" to review your printer specific options.
 
  


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