install a printer from the command line
brian.mckee at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 20:28:09 UTC 2007
You can set up a printer remotely with 'lpadmin'
See the man page - e.g.
lpadmin -p printername -E -v socket://networkaddressofprinter -m printer.ppd
On 20/08/2007, David Vincent <dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca> wrote:
> hi list.
> is there a command-line method to installing a printer? i've got a
> machine here which is running out of memory loading the printer database
> after installing the foomatic-db-gutenprint package to get the needed
> i'm running xubuntu 7.04 with 140mb RAM so this is using the
> system-config-printer applet, and the printer i am trying to install is
> a (horrible all-in-one p.o.s) epson stylus cx7800.
> all i want is to share the printer capabilities over my wireless network
> so if someone knows an easier route to making these new multifunction
> epson stylus things work with ubuntu i'm all ears.
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