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Old 12-03-2001, 07:25 PM   #1
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Installing a printer??????

Hey there everyone!!!
Ok, I have a HP 610C printer. I am running Slackware 8.0 and running the Blackbox desktop with some kde support. I was just wondering how i should go about installing it and getting it going. I found some drivers for it and there were several different drivers. They were all different and looked like they used different files or something. I don't know which i should install. Most of the printing i would be doing would be stuff like reports. From Kword or if i get staroffice or if i get Word2000 running with wine. If there is anyone out there that could help me that would be great. Well thanks later.

Old 12-06-2001, 01:37 AM   #2
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I would try configuring the printer with the already installed drivers. If they are non-existent I would try installing the drivers one by one until one worked cause not all work the way they are supposed to. So yeah try it with the default drivers and go from there.
Old 12-06-2001, 03:02 AM   #3
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Slack comes with "apsfilter" for printer setup but I had lots of problems setting up my HP so I ended up downloading and installing CUPS and everything works fine.
Old 12-08-2001, 02:17 PM   #4
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Same Problem

Aussie, can you please provide a little more instructions as where to begin to install a printer? Like what do u access to begin that setup? I have wmaker, enlightment with genome support, and kde installed as diff users. If I setup the printer for one will it be available to the other desktops too? Thanks but this is my first linux install.
Old 12-08-2001, 08:22 PM   #5
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If you've downloaded CUPS then the instructions for setting up a printer will be in /usr/doc/cups/sam.html.
Here is a part of the Adding a printer section,

Adding and Modifying Printers

Run the lpadmin command with the -p option to add or modify a printer:

/usr/sbin/lpadmin -p printer options ENTER

The options arguments can be any of the following:

-c class
Adds the named printer to printer class class. If the class does not exist then it is created.
-i interface
Copies the named interface script to the printer. Interface scripts are used by System V printer drivers. Since all filtering is disabled when using an interface script, scripts generally should not be used unless there is no other driver for a printer.
-m model
Specifies a standard printer driver which is usually a PPD file. A list of all available models can be displayed using the lpinfo command with the -m option. A list of printer drivers included with CUPS can be found in Appendix C, "Printer Drivers".
-r class
Removes the named printer from printer class class. If the resulting class becomes empty then it is removed.
-v device-uri
Sets the device for communicating with the printer. If a job is currently printing on the named printer then the job will be restarted and sent to the new device.
-D info
Provides a textual description of the printer, e.g. "John's Personal Printer".
Enables the printer and accepts job. This option is equivalent to running the enable(1) and accept(8) commands on the printer.
-L location
Provides a textual location for the printer, e.g. "Computer Lab 5".
-P ppd-file
Specifies a local PPD file for the printer driver.


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