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Re: KDE, CUPS and USB printer


Normally if you are using a recent kernel ( anything newer than say 2.4.20 ), 
simply installing hotplug ( and udev, though it isn't necessary ) should be 
all you need. It will pickup the printer and load the needed modules ( usblp 
and stuff ).

Here's what to do.

1) Install hotplug, cups and the gimp-print printer info files ( good for 
high-quality printing )

apt-get install hotplug cupsys cupsys-client cupsys-driver-gimpprint

2) Restart ( reboot ) your computer

3) Try the KDE Printer Wizard again.


On July 1, 2005 05:22 pm, Michael Schuerig wrote:
> part of this is that I'm trying to add the printer
> using the printer wizard. There, no printer is shown below the USB
> node. I'm wondering if there should be anything there. I have no prior
> experience using USB and I don't know what the debianly correct way to
> handle it is as I haven't installed a fresh system for ages; my current
> unstable installation has evolved over the years. USB kernel (2.6.11)
> modules are available and I can manually modprobe usblp. I appreciate
> any hints and pointers.

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