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    how to install printer in linux


    how do i install printer in ubuntu

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    Re: RIZ618 Just Joined! Join Date: Dec 2006 Posts: 23 how to install printe

    Quote Originally Posted by RIZ618
    how do i install printer in ubuntu
    If you click on System (top of the screen, left side), then click Administration, then Printing.

    Double click 'New printer' and you'll get the 'add a printer' page.

    Assuming you don't see your printer listed there, click 'forward'.

    You should now be at the 'Printer Driver' screen., where you should be able to find a listing for your printer.

    You may need to re-boot after this step.

    Now, when you click on 'File' - 'print', you should be able to see your printer.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limeylew
    If you click on System (top of the screen, left side), then click Administration, then Printing.

    Double click 'New printer' and you'll get the 'add a printer' page.

    Assuming you don't see your printer listed there, click 'forward'.

    You should now be at the 'Printer Driver' screen., where you should be able to find a listing for your printer.

    You may need to re-boot after this step.

    Now, when you click on 'File' - 'print', you should be able to see your printer.

    Hope this helps.
    yeah thanks for that folk, i have allready reached tht step , but what abt the drivers do i need to set it up manually or it auto detects it??

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    i dont have any drivers on me and i m trying to get it online, but i m not getting it so ??????

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    RIZ618, depending on your printer brand/model setting it up under GNU/Linux might be a breeze or it might be hard as hell.

    There is a very useful website here to get your started: http://www.freestandards.org/en/OpenPrinting (formerly linuxprinting.org)

    I'd first browse their printer database to see how well your printer is supported. From that same page, you can find the recommended drivers.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIZ618
    i dont have any drivers on me and i m trying to get it online, but i m not getting it so ??????

    What kind of printer do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limeylew
    What kind of printer do you have?
    i have lexmar z42-43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIZ618
    i have lexmar z42-43.
    There is a listing for Lexmark 42 and 43

    Did you find this on the list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limeylew
    There is a listing for Lexmark 42 and 43

    Did you find this on the list?
    what sort of list. I dint find any list. could u tell me a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIZ618
    what sort of list. I dint find any list. could u tell me a bit
    If you'll go back to my post (#3) and look at the line that includes 'Printer - Driver ' screen, that is where you find the information.

    I'll be back on a comuter tomorrow where I might be able to send you a screen shot, if you are still confused, OK?

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