Setting Up a Locally Connected Printer

To begin setting up a printer using YaST, start YaST and from the Hardware menu, select Printer, or from the command line type:

yast2 printer

You will see the window shown in Figure 19-1.

FIGURE 19-1

YaST detecting the locally attached printer

FIGURE 19-1

YaST detecting the locally attached printer

YaST usually detects any directly attached local printers (such as parallel or USB printers) immediately. For example, in Figure 19-1 a Laserjet 4L was detected on the parallel port.

If the printer (or perhaps more than one printer) has been correctly detected, select the printer you wish to configure and choose Edit. Figure 19-2 shows YaST's suggested configuration. If it is not detected automatically, you may need to choose the model manually from a long list of manufacturers and types. A particular printer may be supported in more than one way by CUPS.

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