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Old 03-28-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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Two Questions...

I just installed a slackware distrobution and am new to linux all together.

Firstly, I'm having trouble setting up my printer. When I go into Printer manager, the 'add new printer' button is shaded out so I can't use it. How can i get it to see my printer?

Second, I can't find anywhere to set up my internet connection. Can someone please help?
Old 03-28-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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For the printer, sounds like you need to install CUPS, the printer drivers package.

For the internet, you'll probably need to edit some config files. Slackware doesn't have as many pretty helpers as some of the other distros. The "getting inside" aspect is what lures many to it. The direct control and the lack of bloat.

Try the slackware site (or the slackware forum here). I am sure that there is plenty of documentation on the site that wil point you to the right way.
Old 03-28-2004, 07:45 AM   #3
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For the printer, what type is it? Have a look at
You'll probably want to use cups.

For internet connection, as root issue the command ->
# netconfig


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