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Hi All I'm having problems installing a printer on Slackware 10.1. I want to use my slack box as a print server. The printer is a Brother HL-820 (fairly old ...
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    Installing printers on Slack


    Hi All

    I'm having problems installing a printer on Slackware 10.1. I want to use my slack box as a print server.

    The printer is a Brother HL-820 (fairly old b/w laser printer) and isn't on the list when adding a new printer from within KDE.

    The brother website does not appear to offer any drivers for this printer for Linux systems: http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/info/printer/hl820.html

    I did find this: http://solutions.brother.com/linux/s...s_drivers.html

    But it just offers solutions for rpm based distros and Debian.

    Is there anything I can do?
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    Go to LinuxPrinting.org and click on the "download PPD" link to download the driver for your printer:

    http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...Brother-HL-820

    Move the driver to the /usr/share/cups/model directory, then restart CUPS, and then open localhost:631 in your browser to setup the printer.

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    Check if a ghostscript/postscript file (.PPD) is available for your printer, on linuxprinting.org.

    Also, have you opened http://localhost:631? There you can install your printer.
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    Fantastic, thanks guys!
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