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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. System Administration
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Administration
  6. Terminals
  7. Command Basics
  8. Root Directory
  9. Executing Commands
  10. File specs
  11. File Permission
  12. How permissions are assigned
  13. Change ownership chown
  14. Running multiple commands
  15. Killing Processes
  16. Bash configuration files
  17. VI Editor
  18. Creating path environment
  19. Midnight Commander
  20. Linuxconf Utility
  21. Networking
  22. Domain Name Service DNS
  23. Router and Gateway
  24. Adding Users
  25. User Accounts
  26. Managing Groups
  27. Mounting File System
  28. NFS Mounts
  29. Disk Quotas
  30. Run levels
  31. Linuxconf Control
  32. Mandrake Control Center
  33. Creating a Boot Disk
  34. Switching Boot Mode
  35. Hardware Configurations
  36. Printer Configuration
  37. Installing Printers
  38. Samba Printer
  39. Managing services
  40. Managing Users
  41. Program Scheduler
  42. Software Management
  43. Installing CUPS

Installing printers in Expert Mode

If you have CUPS installed you will see it in this menu.

The expert mode basically has two additional features:

CUPS configuration
Fig 4.12

Cups configuration: The cups configuration, display an option for IP address and port number

- And an automatic cups configuration

  • Change the printing system: This allows you to queue or not to queue.
Fig 4.13
Fig 4.13

Cups: Common Unix Printing system

PDQ: Print don't queue

If you started your printer installation in expert mode, and you clicked on add printer.

Five different configuration options are available:

  • Local printer: a printer directly connected to a parallel or USB port. Some printers are not detected automatically but in most cases they will be detected
Remote printer name
Fig 4.14
  • Printer on remote lpd server: A printer already served by another machine
  • Enter the host name and the name of the printer exactly as on the remote machine
  • Network printer (TCP/socket): A printer directly connected to your local network via IP address.
Printer host name
Fig 4.15

Enter the IP Address of the remote system device. On a JetDirect server the port number is usually 9100.