How to configure CUPS
jaymo at mail.bokler.com
Sat Nov 27 15:39:02 UTC 2004
On Sat, 2004-11-27 at 09:08, VJ wrote:
> > I start the app (System Settings-> Printing), select "New", and get to
> > the point where I'm asked to select printer mfr. and model. I expected
> > to find a "Print to PDF" item in the list, but there is no such item!
> > Where did I fall off the boat?
> > Another thing that confuses me: When I select Preferences->Printing
> > Manager, the list presented includes "Print to File (PDF)".
> > I'm sure this all makes perfect sense somehow, but I am struggling to
> > see how this fits together... can someone enlighten me?
> > Thnx,
> After a good night sleep, I think I can help now :)
> start your cups and cups-config-daemon services (and also enable then using
> ntsysv so that they come up after next reboot also). run lynx
> i.e. connect localhost on port 631 where cups provides web based
> administration. Look for manage printers and since there are no existing
> printers, you will have to add one. Adda printer calls cups-pdf and then
> when you move ahead by clicking on continue, you will be presented by list
> of printers, this is where you will find Virtual PDF printer thingy.
No - I can connect to the web-based admin tool on port 631, but clicking
the "Add Printer" button doesn't get me to a list that includes any
device with the word "PDF" in it.
Specifically, after clicking "Add Printer" the first "screen" I see
contains three "fill-in-the-blank" inputs. Clicking "Continue" from
there presents me with a drop-down select for "Device:". There is no PDF
device in this drop-down list.
I'm using FC2, and currently running a KDE session - if that makes any
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