How do I add a network printer to my Redhat Linux machine?

If you are running Redhat Linux, you can add a network printers as follows:

  1. Find the IP address of the printer that you wish to add.

    To find the printer's IP address, ping it by name from a Linux shell window.

    The printers in room 331 are called hp4300-331 and hp4600-331.

    The HP-4500 color printer in room 509H is called hp4500-509h.

  2. Login as root.

  3. Add the printer.

    To add an LPL printer to a Redhat linux machine:
     
    If using the gnome GUI:
    Click foot->programs->system->printer configuration.
    If using kde:
     
    Regardless of GUI type, proceed with:
    Click New.
    Click Next.
    Click the radio button next to JetDirect Printer JETDIRECT.
    Enter the name of the printer in Queue Name window.
    Click Next.
    Enter the printer's IP address in the Printer IP window.
    Click Next.
    Click Postscript Printer (top of list).
    Click Next.
    Click Finish.
    Click Apply.
    Click the row for the new printer in the list of printers.
    Click Test->US Letter Postscript Testpage.
     
    To add a PIRL printer to a Redhat linux machine:
     
    If using the gnome GUI:
    Click Foot_or_Redhat->Programs->System->Printer Configuration.
    If using KDE:
    Click K->System->Printer Configuration.
     
    Regardless of GUI type, proceed with:
    Click New.
    Click Next.
    Click radio button next to Unix Printer LPD.
    enter name of printer in Queue Name window.
    Click Next.
    type pirlprinters in Server window.
    type name of printer in Queue window.
    Click Next.
    Click Postscript Printer (top of list).
    Click Next.
    Click Finish.
    Click Apply.
    Click the row for the new printer in the list of printers.
    Click Test->US Letter Postscript Testpage.
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