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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Oracle Linux Printing (Doc ID 418706.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2019

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.9 [Release OL5 to OL6U9]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux Itanium
Linux Kernel - Version: 4.3


Purpose

This FAQ document covers the most often reported how-to questions about Linux printing support.  No bugs, patches, or troubleshooting information is included in this FAQ.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What tool provides Linux printing support?
 What kinds of printers can be attached to a Linux system?
 What is CUPS?
 What Packages Do I Need To Install CUPS?
 How Is CUPS started?
 How Is The CUPS Service Configured?
 How Do I Add A Local Printer?
 How Do I Add A Published, Remote CUPS Printer?
 Which Printers Are Supported By CUPS?
 Where Can I Find More Print Drivers?
 Can I Use A Windows(tm) Printer Driver For My Unsupported Printer With CUPS?
 Can My System Have A Default Printer?
 How Do I Migrate Print Settings From Another System?
 Does CUPS Require SAMBA (SMB) Linux Support?
 Where I Get More Help?

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