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Old 10-30-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Talking how to install printer on debian

dear all!

hi!!^^ i can't install my HP printer on debian etch..
how can i install it? (i plan to make my debian a print server.)

anyone who can show me, i will be very greatful]

Old 10-30-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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Have you got cups installed? If not, install it.

Then go to here -->

and see if your printer is supported. If it is, then the driver you need will be listed.

Install the driver. Open a web browser, in the URL bar type http://localhost:631 ( this logs you into cups ) and log in as root to add the printer. Once added you can try test page to see if you are successful.
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You may also need Samba if you need to share your printer with Windows pcs.


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