Monday, June 1, 2009

Printing in Slackware with CUPS

Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is the default printing subsystem in Slackware. Latest stable Slackware release (12.2) includes Gutenprint package which is a suit of printer drivers and may be used with CUPS.

To install a printer using CUPS under Slackware:

1. Start CUPS service by

# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.cups

# /etc/rc.d/rc.cups start

or using pkgtool add CUPS to startup services to run.

# pkgtool

(Setup > Services > CUPS Print Server).

2. Connect your printer to computer and reboot system.

3. Connect to CUPS Panel by browsing http://localhost:631/

4. Click on "Add Printer".

5. Describe your printer, choose class and model.

6. Entering root user name "root" and password, finalize printer installation.

For detailed information look at Documentation/Help.

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