How to manually add linux unix printer queue

March 21, 2012 | By voidzzz | Filed in: How-To, Linux, Pronto-Xi.

This how to will show you the dirty (but fast way) of adding printer queue to your linux or unix box.

Preparation :

Obtain your printer IP address or hostname/ip of the host where the printer is shared (make sure you share the printer at the host)

  1. Launch your console
  2. Switch to /etc/
  3. issue command : vi printcap
  4. At the bottom add the following :
  5. newprinter:\
    :rm=[IPADDRESS]:rp=newprinter:sd=/var/spool/lpd/newprinter:

    where [IPADDRESS] is ip of

  6. Save the file
  7. You’re done

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One comment on “How to manually add linux unix printer queue

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