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Old 03-06-2008, 10:31 AM   #1
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I need to add a printer to my HP 5525 computer but I do not know the commands or even how to find the commands? Need a little guidance

Thanks for any suggestions,

Old 03-06-2008, 10:40 AM   #2
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The first thing to is to go here -->

and look to see if there is a driver for your printer. Once you know what driver, there are instructions on that site for loading most drivers.

If you need more guidance here, please state what distro you are using, release, etc, and please tell us the make and model of the printer you are trying to configure.

Note, you will need to install cups if it is not already installed. If you need help with that, once again, distro and version...
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Hello and welcome,

i suggest your read up a bit on CUPS (Common Unix Printing System), here is a link to some good resources:

Please report back if you are getting specific errors.

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It depends on the distro that you are using and what printer you are using. For example, in Ubuntu all I have to do to get my HP LaserJet 1300 working is plug it in. A little window pops up to tell me it has been installed.

Please tell us your distro and printer, as noted above, for further help. Printers are usually easy to set up but it might require some intervention.


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