I've been installing Debian for a month now and at the point
where I want to print. I have the Debian shrink wrap distribution
put out by VA Linux, O'Reilly, and SGI. It includes a book published
by O'Reilly. There is nothing in the book about installing printers.
I've read the 50 page HOWTO on printing and read the mailing
list archives. I have read about lpr, lpd, magicfilter, apsfilter,
printcap, and several other details but have found nothing on
how to print. What do I do first? Do I use modconf to tell
whatever that there is a parallel port? Do I edit the printcap
file? If so, what do I say in it for my HP LaserJet 4P? Do
I type in "magicfilterconfig" and answer questions? So far I
have the command line only. I'm reluctant to try the install
of X windows as it sounds very complicated with several choices.
If I install X windows first, is there a GUI print configure
program? Eventually I want to install the HP LaserJet as a network
printer but for now a printer directly attached to the Linus
parallel port is OK.
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