Re: Printer in Linux?
On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 17:10:20 +0100
Tommy Bongaerts <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 02:26:56AM +0100, Sjoerd Hiemstra wrote:
> > Zach Uram wrote:
> > > I got an HP Deskjet 960c printer for Christmas and would like to set
> > > it up in Debian testing, but I've never setup a printer in Linux
> > > before. What should I do?
> > For a beginner, one of the easiest ways to setup a new printer is to use
> > the printer setup utility that KDE or Gnome offers.
> I'd go with the advice of apt-getting hplip, which will pull in CUPS.
> Then I'd use the CUPS webbased interface on localhost:631. It provides
> the same interface from KDE, Gnome or any other wm/de.
for hp printers it's easiest with hp-setup which takes care of everything
better than using cups directly if you're no expert with printer setup. Will
also automatically detect network printers. The hp-gui can be a pain because it
automatically starts the hp panel icon which never docs into the panel