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  • Printer Drivers for UNIX & Linux Systems

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  • ContentsLearning about the printer drivers.................................................7

    Using the printer drivers with UNIX and Linux............................................................................................................7

    Installing the printer drivers............................................................8Before installing the printer drivers.................................................................................................................................8

    Supported operating systems...........................................................................................................................................8

    System requirements............................................................................................................................................................9

    Installing on HP-UX...............................................................................................................................................................9

    Installing on IBM AIX..........................................................................................................................................................10

    Installing on Red Hat, Red Flag, Linpus, or SUSE Linux..........................................................................................11

    Installing on Linspire, Debian, or Ubuntu Linux.......................................................................................................11

    Installing on Sun Solaris SPARC......................................................................................................................................11

    Installing on Sun Solaris x86............................................................................................................................................12

    Finding space to install the printer drivers package..............................................................................................13

    Removing the printer drivers package........................................................................................................................13

    Removing remaining directories...................................................................................................................................14

    Performing tasks..............................................................................15Opening the printer driver...............................................................................................................................................15

    Print Drivers Setup..............................................................................................................................................................15Administrative Group.................................................................................................................................................................... 15Web Browser..................................................................................................................................................................................... 15Paper Size .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 15Desktop Integration....................................................................................................................................................................... 16Asian Drivers..................................................................................................................................................................................... 16CUPS .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16

    Changing an administrative group name..................................................................................................................16

    Adding or removing a user from the administrative group................................................................................17

    Creating virtual devices.....................................................................................................................................................17Before creating virtual devices .................................................................................................................................................. 17Creating virtual devices using the Device Manager .......................................................................................................... 17Creating virtual devices from the command line................................................................................................................ 18

    Creating a print queue.......................................................................................................................................................19Creating print queues using the Add Print Queue Wizard.............................................................................................. 19Creating print queues from the command line................................................................................................................... 19

    Changing the print queue status...................................................................................................................................20

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  • Changing the print queue properties..........................................................................................................................21

    Working with printer aliases............................................................................................................................................22Introduction to printer aliases.................................................................................................................................................... 22Creating a print queue with an alias ........................................................................................................................................ 22Displaying the alias of a print queue ....................................................................................................................................... 22

    Working with printer classes...........................................................................................................................................22Introduction to printer classes ................................................................................................................................................... 22Creating a class ................................................................................................................................................................................ 23Adding to a class ............................................................................................................................................................................. 23Removing a queue from a class................................................................................................................................................. 23

    Managing printer groups.................................................................................................................................................23Creating a printer group .............................................................................................................................................................. 23Adding a print queue to My Printers or another printer group..................................................................................... 23Removing a printer group ........................................................................................................................................................... 24

    Printing from the command line...................................................................................................................................24

    Printing a file.........................................................................................................................................................................25

    Printing a test page.............................................................................................................................................................25

    Printing a duplex job..........................................................................................................................................................26

    Printing multiple pages on one sheet..........................................................................................................................26

    Printing multiple copies of a document.....................................................................................................................26

    Changing the orientation of a print job......................................................................................................................27

    Changing the Lines Per Page setting...........................................................................................................................27

    Defining the printable area when printing text files..............................................................................................27

    Using the Print and Hold setting......................................................................................

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