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Old 02-17-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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Foomatic: How to generate ppd drivers from xml files?

Im a new born Linux baby (1 week old) and still cry all day, not understanding the world around me. So please, experts, be patient...

What Im trying to do is get my Lexmark X125 printer running. Ive downloaded a driver in a tar.gz archive which contains a couple of .xml-files.

What I believe I have understood:

- My SuSE 9.0 uses the CUPS program to handle printers
- CUPS needs so called .pdd driver files to install the printer
- Having a ppd file SuSEs YAST setup tool could do the rest
- I have to use a program called foomatic to generate a .ppd driver file from the xml file set. (This program seems to be installed)

How do I do that? Ive read the readmes on and the readmes coming with the driver. Its all chinese to me.

Any basic hints out there in plain english? Thanks a lot.


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