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Old 10-09-2004, 08:28 PM   #1
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Usign Mandrake 10, how can O configure CPUS to work with my Canon printer?
In Fedore I used a Canon S400 driver and it was fine. I have the IP address of the printer (Its on a HP JetDirect port). Where do I go to add/delete printers?
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there is an option to setup printing in the Mandrake Control Center.
Old 10-10-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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Originally posted by reddazz
there is an option to setup printing in the Mandrake Control Center.
I'm trying to do that, but its not giving me the oppertinuty to give it an IP address. It doesn't even let me say i want it to be a tcp/ip printer.

Under hardware, I go to Printers. In there I click on Add printer. I get three checkboxes, auto detect printers connected to the local machine, the local network, and printers connected to machines running Windows. With all three seletecteed it detects nothing. I figure thats normal, autodetect never works. If I unselect all three and hit OK, it gives me some more checkboxes as to where the printer is connected, Printer port 0, 1 or 2. USB port 0, 1 or 2.
How can I force it to go to an IP address? It worked in Fedora.
The printer is powered up and ready to go.
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I had this problem. Just select some random port for the printer for now (don't auto-detect), and set up the printer through the wizard as it should be set up. Choose the right driver, and finish the wizard. Now, once the printer shows up in Printerdrake, select it and hit edit. Choose to edit (I think) the printer location, and voila! It will ask where it is!

I use Fedora as well, and I must say, Mandrakes way of doing this is IMO "stupid."

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Old 10-10-2004, 09:48 PM   #5
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Yup as he said. Don't autodetect it, set it up manually.

You also want to FIRST add an entry for your printer in /etc/hosts so that you can refernce it by name...

Then before trying to install the driver, make sure that you can ping it by name from a prompt.


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