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Old 11-23-2011, 06:53 AM   #1
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Problems Installing Gutenprint 5.2.7 in Ubuntu 11.04

Having just acquired a large format printer for free (freecycle!) I'm having fun setting it up.

A bit of research shows Gutenprint to be my only option for getting it to work, but I can't see how to install it. I've added a few drivers here and there, but never tackled anything this size before.

I have Gutenprint 5.2.7 sitting unzipped in a folder, but don't know where to go from here. The readme files and user manual in are going over my head.

Any help very welcome, thanks.

EDIT: Found a way round it. Gutenprint started life as a large gimp plug in, so I poked round gimp until I found the gutenprint and associated plug ins...

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Thank you for sharing the solution you found to solve your problem and for marking the thread as solved. Off the Zero Reply List.

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