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Old 11-22-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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the option in linux similar to control panel in windows

hello all,

i am new to linux environment.

in linux where we give "add printer option" in linux. in windows it is possible in the control pannel.

i also want to add scanner also.

i will be grateful to u if u give answers to these.

Old 11-22-2004, 11:45 PM   #2
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that is the perfect example of how NOT to ask a question

What distro are you using? what scanner? what printer?
Old 11-23-2004, 12:01 AM   #3
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you will sure need some ^info^ !?

read docs & FAQ at get a overview about linux.

Old 12-01-2004, 06:45 AM   #4
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if ur working with RH linux, do make sure that cups service is enabled. There is a graphic tool to configure a new printer.
It is somewhere in systemtools or system settings. Try that.
Keep it in mind that It is not windows!!!
Old 12-01-2004, 11:51 AM   #5
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if you're using Redhat or Fedora use redhat-config-printer or system-config-printer to launch the utility you're looking for. Almost anything under the "control" panel has a redhat-config-something for it. Just type "redhat-config" and then tap "tab" twice. Or in fedora use "system-config"
Old 12-01-2004, 12:04 PM   #6
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Mandrake has "Mandrake Control Center" mcc, which is very similiar to Windows Control Panel.

Suse has Yast which is similar.

Slackware has pico which you use to edit config files.


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