Centos 4 install printer driver from ppd file

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paolinuz
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Centos 4 install printer driver from ppd file

Postby paolinuz » 2010/12/15 15:24:52

Hi all,
My printer is not present on system-config-printer list, than, I would to install a ppd file on my centos 4.4...
But i don't know how do it....

Please.... help me :)

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Centos 4 install printer driver from ppd file

Postby toracat » 2010/12/15 16:33:43

In system-config-printer, try selecting some model and then enter the ppd file name by going to Action -> Import PPD.

It is probably easier if you use cups web interface. There you can specify the ppd file. Also you can manually edit/add ppd files in the /etc/cups/ppd/ directory.

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Re: Centos 4 install printer driver from ppd file

Postby paolinuz » 2010/12/16 10:20:11

Hi toracat,
on system-config-printer and cups web interface theri is not "Import PPD"..... I'm using centos 4

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Re: Centos 4 install printer driver from ppd file

Postby pjwelsh » 2010/12/16 14:33:07

I haven't a C4 install anymore, but IIRC, the I was using the same lpadmin command with custom PPD files like:

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lpadmin -p PRITERNAME -m PPDFILE -v lpd://NAMEorIP/raw1 -D "Some description of printer" -L "Some location" -o printer-error-policy=retry-job -E

The "-o" options are just my addons. I HATE the fact that a queue will not retry a printer by default.

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Re: Centos 4 install printer driver from ppd file

Postby toracat » 2010/12/16 17:01:11

paolinuz wrote:
Hi toracat,
on system-config-printer and cups web interface theri is not "Import PPD"..... I'm using centos 4

I'm using centos 4, too. Did you click on "Action"? Maybe you need to set up a printer to see it?

If this is not working try the lpadmin command offered by pjwelsh. The command should work in CentOS-4 although it was a long time ago that I used it ...