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Old 02-20-2011, 01:32 AM   #1
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I need to learn how manually install the drivers for a new printer

I have the Linux drivers "that work" already downloaded.
I need to know where to start and how to proceed.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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If you wanna do it easy, use cups
If You want more challenge, lpadmin is the command

man lpadmin from terminal

Good luck :-)

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Old 02-20-2011, 06:16 AM   #3
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CUPS is recommended.

Menu-Setup-CUPS Printer Wizard - Add printer

If the Driver for your printer is not already recognized in CUPS you may have to install them via the Install Icon on the desktop.


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