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Re: adding unlisted printers with redhat-config-printer



On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 09:25, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 09:17:35AM -0700, Joe Beach wrote:
> 
> > I would like to add a Tektronix 560 printer to cups with
> > redhat-config-printer, but it is not in the list of available
> > printers.  I can add it to cups with its browser administration tool
> > by adding its ppd file to usr/share/cups/model, but that method
> > doesn't make the ppd available under redhat-config-printer.
> 
> Try using foomatic-ppdload.  In Fedora Core 2 this will be available
> in the graphical tool under 'Actions' on the menu bar.
> 
> Tim.
> */

I just tried it and got:

# foomatic-ppdload TKPH5601.PPD Tektronix-560
Printer Tektronix-560 does not seem to exist in the database!

It appears that I first need to add the printer id to the database (I
don't know which one) or I need to use an existing printer id, which
could be a bad idea. Any idea of how to add an id to the database?

Joe





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