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#1 2016-04-02 01:45:41

Gruba1
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From: Perth Western Australia
Registered: 2016-04-02
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Printers

Can anyone explain how to install network operated printers. That is Epsom WF-2530 and HP. Office Jet 6500, I have a disk for each but OP will not accept the commands.
Although when the system does print it feeds copious pages through the printers but does not print the contents!?
I am relatively new to Linux
thanks
Gruba1

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#2 2016-04-02 05:14:37

ozjd
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From: Hawkesbury NSW Australia
Registered: 2012-02-05
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Re: Printers

Xfce doesn't control the printers, Cups does that. It is a part of the system not the desktop. You would be better asking your distro. Many distros have an application system-config-printers to handle printers.

In general HP printers are well supported by cups and in recent distros it should be automatically set up just by running system-config-printers. Support of Epson is varied.

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#3 2016-04-02 07:30:40

sixsixfive
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Registered: 2012-04-08
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Re: Printers

the traditional way is using cups with device drivers, there is also now a cloud print driver(if your printer supports that)

cups includes a web interface (usually http://localhost:631) for easy configuration


$ aptitude why gnome   
Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

regards, ssf

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#4 2016-04-02 11:17:02

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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Re: Printers

We have a detailed description in Section 3.1.2 of our Users Manual that might be helpful:

www.mepiscommunity.org/user_manual_mx15/mxum.html

It gives 2 methods,one using system-config-printers and the other the CUPS interface.


MX-16 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.

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