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 Post subject: [Ice][Two] Setting up a local printer on Ice
PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:31 am 
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Class: Hardware setup / printers
Difficulty: Should be very straightforward depending on printer brand and model
Time: 5-15 minutes. Depends on computer and network speed.
Desirability: Essential if local printing on Ice is a must

The following command will install essential software for any local printer:

Code:
apt install cups


This will install a GUI through which you can configure your local printer

Code:
apt install system-config-printer-gnome


HP printer users may be interested in the hplip driver:

Code:
apt install hplip


Many advocate the HP cups drivers which may very well work better:

Code:
apt install hplip-cups


Other printers may need other software to work, or there may be extra configuration tools to experiment with:

Code:
user@host ~ $ apt-cache search epson | grep printer
foomatic-db-engine - OpenPrinting printer support - programs
escputil - maintenance utility for Epson Stylus printers
libinklevel5 - library for checking the ink level of your local printer
mtink - Status monitor tool for Epson inkjet printers


Feel free to install and experiment with these. For specific questions forum members will be happy to help you, bearing in mind that you follow the suggestions on forum 44.

The point is that Peppermint Ice does not come with local printing support "out of the box"; that does not mean that it is not relatively straightforward to install the necessary drivers and programs if so desired. 8-)

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