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Re: printing under debian

On 4/30/05, Joydeep Bakshi <hizibizi@spymac.com> wrote:
> On Saturday 30 Apr 2005 6:34 am, David Clymer wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-04-28 at 14:42 +0530, Jpydeep Bakshi wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I had no problem at-all to take printout from Epson-C20SX when I used to
> > > work under KDE. the K-print-wizard and KDE-print-manager did everything
> > > from printer configuration to set resolution.  .
> > >
> > > now I am in icewm. so no more help from KDE-tools. so how can I configure
> > > printer under icewm. I used Lprng but I like to adopt the *CUPS* system,
> > > so what are the packages I need for cups ?
> >
> > cupsys is the package you'll want. You can configure it by pointing your
> > browser to http://localhost:631
> Hi David,
> thanks a lot for this info. when I do *apt-cache search cupsys*    I can see
> some more packages like cupsys-bsd  cupsys-clent etc. etc.  should I need
> these packages too ?
> >
> > > printtool is there, but it need tcl/tk means GUI mode. is not there any
> > > good CUI tool in debian for printer configuration with cups ?
> >
> > The only way to configure it without the web interface or some other gui
> > tool is to edit the config files, AFAIK.
> I have found *printconf*  for printer detection & configuration with CUPS ,
> but it comes with a huge packages like samba support etc.

Install (at least) these packages:


I needed them to use cups printers with mozilla and other apps.
Considering config I found a program under gnome and kde wich did this
easily (its some work if you don't use these WM as default, but it

Good luck, Vegard

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