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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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- 09-15-2005 #1
Installing printers on Slack
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?
- 09-15-2005 #2
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
Go to LinuxPrinting.org and click on the "download PPD" link to download the driver for your printer:
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.
- 09-15-2005 #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
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.** Registered Linux User # 393717 and proud of it ** Check out www.zenwalk.org
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- 09-16-2005 #4
Fantastic, thanks guys!