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Old 09-09-2009, 08:33 PM   #16
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Well, for a start, if you have no GUI installed, you'd have to use the cli tools.
Is there any reason you can't use a modern version of Linux/Slackware?
 
Old 09-10-2009, 08:17 AM   #17
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Pretty much what Chris said along with personal preference.
lpadmin is your printing network in a browser, ie a fancier version of the cli.
Some people detest gui's for whatever reason and will use the cli whenever possible.
I myself have to get things done and don't feel the need to memorize the majority of, if not all the in's and out's of cli when I have a moving picture with built in links to get my work done that is easier for me to figure out.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 09:16 AM   #18
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Adding a Printer

Chrism01,

I do have the gui installed. This is a version of Slackware that I picked up several years ago, version 9.1.0. I am just trying to master the cli. I guess that I have a personal preference for cli. I have a telecom background and grew up with PDS and TL1 command lanquages (I don't know if you are familiar but they were (are) very prevalent in telecom equipment). I am just trying to see what cli commands are involved with adding a printer.
Thankyou,
Gary
 
Old 09-15-2009, 09:33 AM   #19
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Adding a Printer

Windtalker10,

I have successfully used CUPS to add a printer, however, when I try to use the printer or do a lpstat I still get that error printer1@localhost - cannot open connection - no such file or directory make sure the remote host supports the lpd protocol.See above posts for complete message. Do you know what is causing this error message to occur?
Thankyou,
Gary
 
Old 09-15-2009, 07:42 PM   #20
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Ok, nothing wrong with the cli if that's what you want to learn.
However, when it comes to peripherals, a modern distro will have much more chance of working, and Linux IS free...
 
  


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