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What is the procedure to set up a printer in Linux?
I have a Pentium with 32 Mb of RAM. My printer is a EPSON LX810.
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what's your distribution?
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for redhat from X, try printool (as root)

Good luck
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My distribution is SlackWare.
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It's been a long since I used slackware... but this should work for you:

in /etc/printcap put:

lp:lp:\
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:\
        :mx#0:\
        :sh:\
        :lp=/dev/lp1:\
        :sl:

where /dev/lp1 is your LPT1... you must also create /var/spool/lpd/lp and give it to the user/group of your lpd daemon... If you need more information ask me or read Printing-HOWTO...

Good luck
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