33.5. Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing
Once you have properly selected a printer queue type, you can
choose either option:
Select a Printer from database - If you select this option,
choose the make of your printer from the list of
Makes. If your printer make is not
listed, choose Generic.
Provide PPD file - A PostScript Printer Description (PPD)
file may also be provided with your printer. this file is
normally provided by the manufacturer. If you are provided
with a PPD file, you can choose this option and use the
browser bar below the option description to select the PPD
Refer to Figure 33.7, “Selecting a Printer Model”.
Figure 33.7. Selecting a Printer Model
After choosing an option, click Forward to
continue. Figure 33.7, “Selecting a Printer Model”
appears. You now have to choose the corresponding model and
driver for the printer.
The recommended printed driver is automatically selected based on
the printer model you chose. The print driver processes the data
that you want to print into a format the printer can
understand. Since a local printer is attached directly to your
computer, you need a printer driver to process the data that is
sent to the printer.
If you have a PPD file for the device (usually provided by the
manufacturer), you can select it by choosing Provide
PPD file. You can then browse the filesystem for the
PPD file by clicking Browse.
33.5.1. Confirming Printer Configuration
The last step is to confirm your printer configuration. Click
Apply to add the print queue if the
settings are correct. Click Back to
modify the printer configuration.
After applying the changes, print a test page to ensure the
configuration is correct. Refer to Section 33.6, “Printing a Test Page” for details.