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CUPS configuration question

Post by Calum » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:49 pm

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ok, as usual i know what i want to do, but feel i am missing a crucial piece of understanding of how to do it.

I have a USB SAMSUNG ML-1210 printer, here's the deal on it from linuxprinting.org: http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_print ... ng-ML-1210
and here's more or less the same blurb from linuxquestions.org: http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/showp ... roduct=411

now, here's a review of slackware, detailing how the test machine had this printer and how they got it to work: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=6695&page=3

now, i tried to follow what the review said, but i am not really too new at this. the cups daemon already loads at boot time, and then hey presto, i find out about http://localhost:631/ for the first time ever! now i tried to use it, but am faced with screens that confuse me a little. In the first screen i am prompted for name, location and description. i am thinking that name and description can be any string, but that location should be a device file? or should it be a URL of some sort? any idea what it should be for a USB printer? on the next screen i can select "Device", and luckily, the SAMSUNG ML-1210 USB printer is detected (somehow) and is in the list. I select it. in the next screen, i am stumped. see jpeg above, i've now to select the "Make" of the printer, but SAMSUNG does not come up. I have downloaded the right ppd file for the printer, and i am often seeing on the internet that this printer uses the gdi driver (presumably a kernel module) but how do i fit all this together and Make It Work TM?

for the record i am using slack 9.1 (the review appears to be on 9.0 i think) which means cups 1.1.21

thanks, thanks, thanks for any possible responses.
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Post by Void Main » Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:56 pm

Location usually refers to physical location (Building 2, 2nd floor, east printing room). This is needed in large environments with network attached printers (or using your machine as a remote printer).

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Post by Calum » Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:42 am

oh :oops: so i can put "under the desk" then! :)

so, any ideas what's up with my make of printer not being in the list then? have i a dodgy installation of cups? or am i missing some plugin or driver? maybe i need to put this ppd file somewhere but don't know where?

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