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how to setup a printer in gnome centos 5.3

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I can't find a menu option, nor a command line command which helps me to set up a printer. Where's the icon or what command do I use ?
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by:fosiul01
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are you trying to setup network printer or local printer ??

if its network printer then you will have to install cups

or

if its local printer then you can add the printer : system->administration->printer->

let me know then i will sent you some article
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by:Netlink2
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I want to install an Epson ESC/2 TCP/IP printer. I could use USB as well. I don't have "Printer" in the section under "administration"
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by:fosiul01
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then isntall cups

yum install cups


then reboot the pc or login and logout

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by:Netlink2
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I do "yum install cups" and get
cups-1.3.7-8.el5_3.6.i386 already installed and latest version
so what do I do next ?
BTW I still have no printer in the administration section
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by:fosiul01
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show me the output of

rpm -qa | grep cups

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by:fosiul01
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also

press
alt + f2
in Gui mood

then type

system-config-printer

see if it opens your cups
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by:Netlink2
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that gives me a message
could not open location 'fiile:///system-config-printer'
I did a locate for system-config-printer, but all I saw was folders under /usr/share, /usr/share/doc and /usr/share/doc
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fosiul01 earned 500 total points
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in my one

locate system-config-printer
/etc/pam.d/system-config-printer
/etc/security/console.apps/system-config-printer
/etc/setuptool.d/99system-config-printer-tui
/usr/bin/system-config-printer
/usr/sbin/system-config-printer
/usr/share/system-config-printer



past the output of

rpm -qa | grep cups

also try this comand

yum groupinstall printing
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by:Netlink2
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rpm -qa | grep cups

gives

hal-cups-utils-0.6.2-5.2.el5
libgnomecups-0.2.2-8
cups-libs-1.3.7-8.el5_3.6
cups-1.3.7-8.el5_3.6

after
yum groupinstall printing
installed the system-config-printer

so the printer is now showing
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by:fosiul01
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so your problem solved ??
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by:Netlink2
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Technically speaking you've answered my question, but it still doesn't print using ipp.

Do you want me to answer this as completed (so you can get the points) and start a new question or continue here ?
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by:Netlink2
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I installed a driver from openprinting.org, which seems to be writing to the printer. I think I just need to find the right driver now.
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by:fosiul01
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yes, just get the driver of that printer should fix the problem ..

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