View Full Version : Printer and parallel port

06-27-2003, 05:29 PM
Wanted to try Linux and found Knoppix. Great distro for a test drive of Linux, but I'm having problems setting up my local printer.

My HP deskjet is connected via a parallel port. When I go into KNOPPIX > COnfigure Printer and use the wizard, I do not see any ports under Parallel. I see many under serial and USB. Thus I cannot configure the printer.

ANy thoughts/ideas? I've tried testcd at boot and it checks out OK. Thanks!

06-27-2003, 07:55 PM
Try cups common unix printing system. CUPS has a web based admin tool, after installing CUPS and CUPS related stuff (apt-get them) you can open a web browser and type http://localhost:631 this will take you to the web printer admin tool for CUPS.

I found cups very easy to use and administer