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Old 03-01-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
dgarner48
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Question setting up wireless printer


Has anyone set up a wireless printer (Kodak)using linux apps? I have a Windows setup disk and might setup the printer using Wine but am unsure as to the best approach. I can "see" the printer in my "places" under linux but am unsure as how best to access the printer with Wine or other linux app or apps.
I would be willing to give up some of the Bells and Whistles on the printer to get reliable easy to use basic printing.
I am using Xubuntu 9.1- kodak ESP5250 printer (All-in-One)- homebrew computer with ASUS P5KPL M/B
 
Old 03-01-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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The Windows setup disk is almost certainly useless for this, so you may as well put it on the shelf. I've never set up a Kodak wireless printer, but I've set up some HP ones through CUPS. If you point your browser at http://localhost:631, that should bring you to the CUPS interface and the Add a New Printer function is on the Administration tab. Of course since you're running a *buntu, there is likely an administrative program you can use to add a printer.
 
Old 03-01-2010, 02:03 PM   #3
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The Windows setup disk is almost certainly useless for this, so you may as well put it on the shelf. I've never set up a Kodak wireless printer, but I've set up some HP ones through CUPS. If you point your browser at http://localhost:631, that should bring you to the CUPS interface and the Add a New Printer function is on the Administration tab. Of course since you're running a *buntu, there is likely an administrative program you can use to add a printer.

Thanks hangdog42
I suspected as much few printers have drivers for linux, I have seen reference to CUPS and knew there were various printer apps. Thanks for the url so i can start doing my homework without wasting my time on the Windows route as I perfer to stay as far from Windows as I can.

thanks again
 
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Um, actually a ton of printers have drivers for Linux, it is just that the manufacturers don't distribute them the way they do in the Windows world. If you look at the list of supported printers in CUPS, it is HUGE and it is already included in your distro. No need to go and get them from the manufacturer. Of course there are problem companies (Lexmark) and there are stellar companies like HP that actively support their printers in Linux. I'm not sure where Kodak falls on the scale of things.
 
  


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