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Old 02-04-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Adding Printer Drivers to CUPS

I am using FedoraCore4 on an AMD 64 PC and I am trying to get it to print to a netgear print server and I am using the CUPS web interface. I have it working with another distro so I think I know the proper settings and drivers. When I go through the CUPS interface there are no Canon printers listed. I think I at least need the right .ppd file, which I found on Linux Printing page but I am not sure where to put it. I looked in /usr/share/cups/model, but it only has *.ppd.gz files. I did try looking around this forum but could not really figure it out, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction as I am still a newbie.

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its simpe. download that ppd and place it in /usr/share/cups/model and then gzip ppdfilename and then restart cups service and thats it you will see your printer driver in cups web interface
Old 02-05-2006, 02:37 PM   #3
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Heh, that worked great, glad to know I was close.

thanks much
Old 12-18-2008, 10:56 PM   #4
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Red face I need help installing my canon pixma mp150 printer

I have just downloaded the driver gutenprint_5.0.1-1lsb3.1_i386.deb
This is the driver for my printer under debian. I supposly did the installation but there is nop change in the list of printers. So I cannot install my printer.
I am a Costa Rican guy who has tried to forget about windows however printing under linux has been a difficult task. Besides I am not an expert under linux however I understand and do many things..HELP!!!!!


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