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Old 07-24-2003, 02:19 AM   #16
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can someone please give me the commands to print using gs to cups?
Old 07-24-2003, 11:40 AM   #17
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Try this!

I've gotten cups to work properly on 2 different desktops and 2 different notebooks using my method. Try it!

CUPS Slack9 Howto:

1.) Download the latest cups package from your favorite Slackware ftp mirror. You can find it in the Slack9/patches/packages folder.

2.) Install the cups package by doing:
# installpkg cups-version.tgz

3.) Reboot. You should see cups start with output "Cups scheduler started".

3.) Go to On the left side navigation bar, select The Database-> Printer Listings. Select your make/model printer, then click on the Show button. The next page will give you the option to generate a ppd file for your printer. Click on download PPD and save the file to /usr/share/cups/model. The file should be in a model.ppd format, if not, then rename it to my_printer.ppd.

4.) Restart cups by doing # /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart.

5.) Go here and download the latest foomatic-filters.tar.gz (version 3.0 as of this writing). Then do the following:

# tar -xzf foomatic-filters-3.0.0.tar.gz
# ./configure
# make
# cp foomatic-rip /usr/lib/cups/filter/

6.) Open your favorite browser and point it to http://localhost:631

7.) Under Administrative Tasks, add your printer. Just follow the directions.

8.) That's all there is to it!
Old 07-24-2003, 04:44 PM   #18
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Glad you got it working (partially at least) carbon. I agree with Tink, CUPS is great. As to gs, i had a lot of problems with ESP gs (though that might be cos i needed extra stuff for my PSC). What is the output of
gs -h
Old 07-25-2003, 02:16 AM   #19
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Yesterday I downloaded, compiled and installed AFPL ghostscript 8.1.

Everything seems ok, until I tried to open pdf files. It doesn't open pdf files anymore. But it can open postscript files. I used ghostview to do these.

Honestly, I am not familiar at all with ghostscript. Anyhow, they have been many crashes with gs. At one point it even crash my x-window (had to ctrl-alt-backspace).

I guess I should get the binary version of gs 8.1? Or can someone suggest some great options to pass to ./configure ?

Setting up printing is the toughest thing in Linux; IMHO.
Old 07-27-2003, 02:27 PM   #20
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Dude, a huge THANK YOU for that mini-howto. I just got a new printer and was having a bear of a time trying to get CUPS to work. Your advice saved me hours of time, no doubt. Thanks again -- J.W.
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Finally! Someone is reading my cups/Slack9 mini-howto. I must've posted it all over the place in this forum, but no one has bothered to listen to me, except you.

Glad I was able to help, and hope others will give my method a try.
Old 07-29-2003, 03:27 PM   #22
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my slackware 9 is one month old from the full 4 cd set in a box ed set and i still cannot print out the slackware linux essentials book so i can begin to learn linux . ( please note everything works ok in w98 ) . i have read so many web sites and so many threads but my canon get my canon bjc4300 still will not work under linux .My problem is i cannot print the slackware linux manual ,or anthing else
and all the info online is totally baffling to a windows/dos user of 15 years use . I just dont know where to start ..

My cups server will not respond so that route is no use.

i have tried lprng and that does not work either .

There are so many ways to print in linux , but i dont know where to start ,
>fFor instance how do i install new software in kde , i would like to read the howtos on printing , but where is the command to install software from the cd s . ?
I have read oreillys BASH book from cover to cover many times buts its not in there .
Do i have to run the installation setup to instal new software from the cd s when i am in kde ?

Any advise most welcome please ...


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