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Old 01-22-2008, 03:08 PM   #1
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Setup a printer on Linux from scratch, everything to do


I am a beginner in Unix.
I have redhat linux running in a dell work station.
my question is how can I setup a printer using the command line so that I can use the command lp filename to print, how can I define the printer name?
my printer is HP laserjet connected to network
sorry if this question is silly but really I want to get started, I am now reading some good books and I am trying to meet up
thank you in advance
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:49 AM   #2
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Hi there,

I don't understand why you want to necessarily want to install your printer from the command line. I would suggest to install your printer with a function like this (under Fedora Core)
Code:
system-config-printer
Follow the instruction carefully. You then have a printer installed on your machine.

The easiest way to print from a command line using
Code:
lp
is to set up this printer as your default printer.

With this, you should be on your way to printing for hours on end. Enjoy it.

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