Re: Debian Printing
> 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?
I configured my HP850c just running properly magicfilterconfig and
> Do I use modconf to tell
> whatever that there is a parallel port?
If you are using the onboard paralel port and your kernel is configured
acordingly, there is no need to.
> Do I edit the printcap file?
Let magicfilterconfig do the dirty job for you.
> If so, what do I say in it for my HP LaserJet 4P? Do
> I type in "magicfilterconfig" and answer questions?
Nice option. Trust me.
> So far I have the command line only.
Once your printer is configured, it will work for console and X-based
> 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
printop, but it only allows you to _manage_ de lpd, not to _configure_