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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 9:40 am    Post subject: Printer setup Reply with quote

Hey, Im looking for a bit of help here regarding setting up printing in gentoo. I need some advice as to which printing package to use and how to configure it. Ive done this before in Slackware a long time ago, but with different tools (a2ps, I believe). Any help would be appreciated.

Also, there is one other thing. Ive noticed my devfs doesn't have lp* devices. Is this a problem? Ive compiled in support for all printer drivers and support for lp in the kernel. Again, new to devfs in general.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From an ease of use standpoint, I'd go with the CUPS printing system. It has a great web interface that makes it really easy to add and configure printers. Detailed instructions on how to install it can be found in the Desktop Configuration Guide at www.gentoo.org/doc/desktop.html

I'm afraid I'm too much of a linux neophyte to be able to answer your devfs question. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2002 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no lp* in devfs. It's called /dev/printers/* now. It should be there if you have compiled support for the parallell port and parallell *printer* support into the kernel. I first forgot the parallell printer support and just assumed it had something to do with devfs :roll:

I use pdq with my Lexmark E312. Works like a charm.
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