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Old 07-11-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Angry Non-networked printing???

I want to be able to set up my Epson printer in slackware 10.1 (current really)
Everytime I search for printing help... all I hear is CUPS and Samba. I dont want to print over network or from XP. I want to print right here!
Old 07-11-2005, 10:19 AM   #2
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For local printing I think you will find Cups the easy way to configure and manage your printer. You only need Samba if you are doing network printing with winbloze machines.

The first steo in getting any printer working, is to determinw if your printer is supported. Check it out at this link.

There are examples and doc available there to get supported printers working. Make sure you have the appropriate port support in your kernel, ie. parallel port, USB port etc.

There are other print spoolers other than Cups, like most things in Linux there is lots of choice. Printers in cups can be configured and managed through your web browser.
Old 07-11-2005, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanks I thought CUPS was only for network printing.
Now I have to restart after telling CUPS to run (needed to restart anyways in case I dont have to).
Old 07-11-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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you don't have to restart your PC to start cups if thats what you mean.

# /etc/rc.d/rc.cups start
setup your printer and enjoy!!!

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as i said, I needed to restart anyways, but thank you so much!
It worked right away without any complications! Now I just need new ink....


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