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I am trying to add a printer to my slackware but can't find URI of my printer, tryed to use /dev/usb/lp* but CUPS couldn't use them. Thanks in Advance...
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    /dev printer name?


    I am trying to add a printer to my slackware but can't find URI of my printer, tryed to use /dev/usb/lp* but CUPS couldn't use them.

    Thanks in Advance
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    I'ts probably something more like: parallel:/dev/lp1

    Have a look at your local CUPS documentation for a discussion. Or very briefly by /usr/sbin/lpinfo -v.

    Edit: Oops, for USB your form is right. Try /usr/sbin/lsusb to see if the printer is visible.

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    if its parallel you might need

    modprobe parport too, check /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and uncomment the parallel port lines, _if its parallel

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    My printer is usb and lsusb detects it without problems.

    ps: I have a custom 2.6 kernel and the printer works great with Debian etch Fedora Core 5
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