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Old 07-15-2017, 10:30 PM   #1
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System config printer Alternatives?


Hi I was just wondering if there are any alternatives to system config printer. I know you can use the cups web interface but sometimes it is not ideal. I use several different distros so I'm not trying to pinpoint one distro.

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Old 07-16-2017, 10:48 AM   #2
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If the printer is from HP, using HPLIP is usually the best option
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
 
Old 07-20-2017, 08:29 PM   #3
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If the printer is from HP, using HPLIP is usually the best option
http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html
I've used Hplip-Gui in the past, but not really what I'm looking for. I've been looking, it seems like most DE's or Os'es have it built in such as yast, kde, etc.
 
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So, you don't want system-config-printer, nor cups web interface, nor hplip gui! I think you'll probably need to write your own. That's the great thing about Linux!
 
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So, you don't want system-config-printer, nor cups web interface, nor hplip gui! I think you'll probably need to write your own. That's the great thing about Linux!
Don't get me wrong. I'm a very big fan of system config printer. However I had some problems with it on a minimal OS so I started searching for alternatives. I found that system config printer is about the only standalone printer app available. So yes maybe I need to program one.
 
  


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