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Can someone help, on how to install a driver on red hat 4.1. I'm trying to connect a printer to to the system running this version of linux Thank you...
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    How to Install a printer dirver on a RED HAT 4.1 system from a floopy?


    Can someone help, on how to install a driver on red hat 4.1. I'm trying to connect a printer to to the system running this version of linux

    Thank you

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    - Which printer?
    - Bear in mind, that rhel 4.1 is from 2005. An upgrade might be appropiate
    - Why the restriction to floppy?
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    Its a Konica Minolta printer
    Model no: 1300w

    OR

    hp laserjet 2100

    I can't upgrade from redhat 4.1 because the system is running as background to a pick and place machine which has it own GUI.
    Upgrading this would require a lot of configurations.

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    a floppy is the only drive still working on the machine.

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    Hmm, what about network?
    Anyway, the ppd files are around
    min12xxw homepage
    HP LaserJet 2100 Series - Drivers - CUPS

    You will have to install and configure cups, which was harder back then.
    Today is more or less: 1) connect printer 2) print.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    How to Install a printer dirver on a RED HAT 4.1 system from a floopy?
    Hello and welcome!

    If CUPS is installed and configured properly, you should be able to copy the PPD file for your printer to your /usr/share/cups folder, then restart CUPS and use the CUPS printer admin interface to choose your printer driver. So far as I know, a floppy drive shouldn't be necessary to accomplish that task.
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