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Old 02-05-2013, 04:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation Printer


Hie guys wanted to find out how do i add an Epson Dot Matrix FX-890 Printer on RHEL 5.3
 
Old 02-05-2013, 09:06 PM   #2
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What sort of printer it is - a local one directly connected to your system or networked? And what did you try so far? Stuck with some error(s)?

As per RHEL documentations:
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Using Printer Configuration Tool requires root privileges. To start the application, select System (on the panel) => Administration => Printing, or type the command system-config-printer at a shell prompt.
You can follow the full document here.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 06:31 AM   #3
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i have tried adding the printer manually using GUI tools no specific error that i am getting
 
Old 02-06-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
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please find attached screenshot
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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please find attached screenshot
It looks ok... So where is the issue? Are you stuck somwhere or don't know how to print... Say something?
 
Old 02-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #6
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the thing is when i look for Printer its Epson its there but the Model FX-890 does not exist as you can see under select connection from the screenshot there is no Epson printer. That's were i am stuck
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #7
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It looks a network printer. Do you have it's hostname or IP?

According to screenshot, either choose other option or simply put printer's hostname/ip in hostname box and click on forward. See what does it result.

Also make sure that printer is up and available in network using ping from your local machine.
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~$ ping [priner_hostname|IP]
 
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please find sreen-shots attached and the error i am receiving
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please find last attached screen shot
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
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Please tell us how the printer is connected i.e. USB, parallel port or networked i.e. attached to another computer. If networked and connected to another computer what is its operating system i.e. windows or linux.
 
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the printer is an Epson Dotmatrix FX-890, its connected to a local machine running on Windows XP. Its been shared on the network so that everyone can access it. Its using a LPT1 not USB
 
Old 02-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #12
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You want add a network printer using windows printer via samba and its URI will be smb://10.48.43.209/epsonfx. Assuming the windows computer's IP address is 10.48.43.209.
 
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Following links could be helpful to sort out the cups error:

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