Before you can install a printer, you need to have the root password and your printer information ready. Depending on how you connect to the printer, you might need the printer URI, TCP/IP address or host, and the driver for the printer. A number of common printer drivers ship with SLED. If you cannot find a driver for the printer, check the printer manufacturer’s Web site.
To set up a printer in KDE, start the Printing Manager from the main menu (Alt+F2 and enter kcontrol. In the left-hand navigation bar of the KDE Control Center, click .). Alternatively, press
Figure 12-1 Printing Manager
You can set up a printer as root with the help of a wizard, as described in the following. If you are not sure which option to choose and which information to enter, ask your system administrator.
For detailed information about how to access and configure a Windows network printer, refer to Section 9.5, Configuring and Accessing a Windows Network Printer.
Click root password.and enter the
Clickand select . The opens.
Select the type of connection for this printer. The following options are available:
: A printer that is attached to your workstation through a parallel, serial, or USB connection.
: A printer attached to a different UNIX or Linux system that can be accessed over a TCP/IP network (for example, a printer attached to another Linux system on your network).
: A printer attached to a different system that is sharing the printer over a SMB network (for example, a printer attached to a Microsoft Windows machine).
: A printer connected to the network using the TCP protocol.
: A printer attached to a different Linux system on the same network running CUPS or a printer configured on another operating system using IPP.
: A printer connected to the network using the IPP/HTTP protocol.
: If your printer does not fit one of the classes above, choose this option.
: To find printers by a specific class, choose this option.
Clickand enter the information required for your choice. In the last wizard dialog, click . The wizard closes.
Clickto close the dialog.
When printing from an application in KDE, you can now select the printer in the KPrinter dialog and start a print job. For more information about sending and monitoring print jobs in KDE, refer to Section 12.4, Starting Print Jobs in KDE.