[GLLUG] Command line printer installation
Sun, 17 Nov 2002 07:06:30 -0500
First, thanks for the presentation at the November GLLUG meeting. Good to
I have RedHat 6.2 (2.2.14-5.0) installed on an early Pentium (1995) with
16 meg of ram and an 840 meg HD. When I tried to install RH 7.3 on this
machine it told me I didn't have enough ram for the install. 6.2 didn't
complain although I was not able to install GNOME. That's OK. I have
plenty to learn using the command line for now.
I want to connect an Epson LQ-570+ dot matrix printer for just printing
ASCII. The LinuxPrinting.org database tells me this printer should work
PERFECTLY. However, all the books and HOWTOs I've found suggest a GUI based
installation procedure. How do I install a printer from the command line?
How do I find the driver, where does it go, and how does it get hooked in?
I think lpd is running. When I enter lpq I get > lpq: lp: unknown
Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I'm willing to start over with another
distribution if that is the recommendation.
Dan in Flint