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8.2. Adding a Local Printer

To add a local printer, such as one attached through a parallel port or USB port on your computer, click the New button in the main Printer Configuration Tool window to display the window in Figure 8-1. Click Forward to proceed.

Figure 8-1. Adding a Printer

In the window shown in Figure 8-2, enter a unique name for the printer in the Name text field. The printer name cannot contain spaces and must begin with a letter. The printer name may contain letters, numbers, dashes (-), and underscores (_). Optionally, enter a short description for the printer, which can contain spaces.

Figure 8-2. Selecting a Queue Name

After clicking Forward, Figure 8-3 appears. Select Locally-connected from the Select a queue type menu, and select the device. The device is usually /dev/lp0 for a parallel printer or /dev/usb/lp0 for a USB printer. If no devices appear in the list, click Rescan devices to rescan the computer or click Custom device to specify it manually. Click Forward to continue.

Figure 8-3. Adding a Local Printer

The next step is to select the type of printer. Go to Section 8.3 Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing to continue.

 
 
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