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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

Printer configuration

PrinterThis icon is used to configure your printer. If your printer is supported it will be detected and installed.

I suggest before you run this wizard go to install packages and install:
Fig 4.6
  • Click yes to continue, you will be prompted to insert the CD for the packages required to complete the installation and click OK.

Note: Before I could do this printer installation, I installed the LPRng-3.8.12-2mdk

After all packages are installed the next options are presented:

Add Printer
Fig 4.7

If your printer is not detected in the first screen, you can still try to add it manually.

  • Click on Add new printer
  • Your welcome printer wizard is displayed
  • Select one of the three auto detection options to continue
Printer Wizard
Fig 4.8
  • Click OK

The wizard goes through the detection, and the printer detected will be displayed.

  • Make sure the detected printer is selected and Click Ok
Fig 4.9

Enter the printer name here and also the printer location if you want.

Printer Name
Fig 4.10
  • Click ok to continue

The Printer drake wizard compares the detected printer at the bottom of the detected result you have two options

Printer Drake Wizard
Fig 4.11

When you click the model is correct, or Ok from the manually selection. The print test option is displayed. Select the test option and click on Print. The print test will be sent to the printer and you will receive a message saying, was the print successful?

  • If the print test was successful, answer yes
  • Click done.

If you answered no, the printer configuration is displayed to correct the settings.

  • Select the print test again
  • The print test mode
  • Ok
  • Close
  • Done

Your printer should be now functioning. If for any reason your printer is not working, browse the Internet and find out if your printer is supported.