Re: Need help printer setup on Redhat Linux
From: jpd (read_the_sig_at_do.not.spam.it.invalid)
Date: 2 Jun 2005 13:12:17 GMT
[fup-to set, no need for all those froups]
On 2005-06-02, firstname.lastname@example.org <me@Privacy.Net> wrote:
> In message <429DAA27.email@example.com>, RC
>>My OS is rhel-3 update 4
I think OP pays RH for answering this kind of stuff, right?
>>My printer is HP LaserJet 8000N
>>lpadmin -pmy_printer_name -v/dev/lp0 -claserjet -mps
> Should there be a space between the -v and the /dev
> Do you need to mount /dev/lp0 before use?
Mount a printer? Not that I'm aware of.
> I presume you are using the parallel cable as this is lp0 have you tried
> setting it up as a network printer instead, I presume the N of 8000N
> implies network
In which case you don't need a lp0 at all.
> that way you might be able to just send postscript files
> to that ethernet address.
Uhm. Better assign an IP address (BOOTP/DHCP/static) to the printer and
use that instead. But if that is the case then one does not need cups
and all that, just a small printcap entry for lpd. Then, I do not know
how linux, or more specifically rh enterprise, prefers to support this.
> Is there a linux howto for printer setup?
LDP, and redhat probably has its share of their own branded explanations.
-- j p d (at) d s b (dot) t u d e l f t (dot) n l .