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Old 06-15-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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print configuration utility

does anyone know of the print utility for slackware?
I"m working with fluxbox, so i would need the command line execution so that i can place it into my menu.
if anyone can point me into the correct direction it would be appreciated.
Old 06-18-2004, 03:16 PM   #2
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for setting up a printer on slack i use :

this also taken from the slackware homepage :
Q: What's the easiest way to get my printer working?

We include APS Filter with Slackware, which makes the printer setup process quite easy. First, make sure you have these packages installed:


As root, you will want to run this command:


That program will walk you through setting up your printer. You should refer to the Printing-HOWTO and the Printing-Usage-HOWTO for more information.
Old 06-18-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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cups is another option you can use ... just make sure rc.cups is started and then connect to your printer in your web browser by putting this in the address line.


it will walk you through from there.
Old 06-19-2004, 05:58 PM   #4
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thanx for this printer setup notes. Just installed current rc1 three days ago and installed cups, started the daemon, and thru mozilla setup the printer and did the test page which worked great. but printing from web never got printed page. read some of the messages and the slackware manual. tried uninstalling lprng and leaving cups alone. no printing yet. Used swaret to remove cups and reinstalled it. Started cups daemon and did the chmod a+w step before doing the printer install at localhost:613. Clicked mozilla print icon after changing page and voila printing. again thanx


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