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Old 11-28-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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lpd / cups question


I have never really understood the differences between the CUPS system
and LPD based priting system.

I am trying to get my printer (Brother MFC-3240C) working in my FC2 laptop.
The printer manufacturer has provided a lpd based driver (thru an rpm file).
When I install this rpm file, it puts the settings in /etc/printcap.local file.

My Fedora installation by default installs CUPS printing system instead of LPD.
Is there a way to use this LPD based driver and make it work with CUPS?

If not, how do I install LPD system in my machine?

yum install lpd
doesn't seem to work.

Any help would be really appreciated.

Old 12-03-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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You could try;

but I didn't see a MFC3240C so I woud suggest that you look at sommme of the others.

I presume that MFC stands for Multi-function color and I fear that your search may be long and hard.

But don't give up - I have a Konica-Minolta Magicolor 2300DL which uses foo2zjs driver and an ICM from an extraction of a Windows exe file - weird but it works, on all my vmware linux guests - as listed under my name (left side) using CUPS and ghostscript and the interface is an IP address on my LAN.

Sorry I can't be more help


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