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Old 09-21-2006, 06:55 PM   #1
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usb printer question


using usb-printer
echo "tux" > /dev/usb/lp0 works... howto print from firefox and other gui??
 
Old 09-21-2006, 07:37 PM   #2
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Do you have the printer setup in cups?

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Old 09-21-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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no, cups is not installd
 
Old 09-21-2006, 08:12 PM   #4
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That would be the only way I know to get printers setup. Many of those apps use the referneces that cups create to use to see printers. Been a long time on manually setup of non cups printers. Sorry

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Old 09-21-2006, 08:17 PM   #5
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howto install cups??
 
Old 09-21-2006, 08:28 PM   #6
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Based on your sig it says Vector 5.1. Never used it so not familiar with it. But this should work with all distros. Goto http://www.cups.org/ and download the latest source. Then follow the install or readme docs within the archived file. My guess would be this.
./configure
make
make install ( run as root )

I use Redhat / Redhat clones so I either install source files or build my own RPMs from SRPM.

Run the following as root
Check to see if ready to go.
/etc/init.d/cups status

Then start the cups service.
/etc/init.d/cups start

Then open a web browser and use address http://127.0.0.1:631
Configure printer. If service starts up and can't access the link then make sure the port is open through the firewall if enabled.

Check out this link on Printer support and setup help.
http://www.linuxprinting.org/cups-doc.html

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Old 09-21-2006, 09:43 PM   #7
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:56 PM   #8
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