Installing a Dell Laser Printer Using CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

Installing a Dell Laser Printer Using CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop



Table of Contents:

  1. Installing a Dell Laser Printer Using CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
  2. Installing the Printer Driver
  3. Setting Up the Queue
  4. Printing From the Applications
  5. Setting the Default Queue
  6. Specifying the Printing Options
  7. Uninstalling the Printer Driver

This article provides information on "Installing a Dell Laser Printer Using CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop"


1. Installing a Dell Laser Printer Using CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

This section provides information for installing or setting up the printer driver with CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6 Desktop or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10/11.

The example provided below is for the C3760dn. Please see the User Guide for detailed instruction for your specific model of Printer, if Linux compatible.


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2. Installing the Printer Driver

Note: Before you install the printer driver on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, confirm that Update 6 or higher is applied to your operating system. Consult your Linux distributor for the upgrade of your system.
  1. Download and Extract the Latest Linux Driver from the Dell Website.
  2. Select Applications.
  3. Select System Tools (Accessories for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop).
  4. Select Terminal.
  5. Type the following command in the terminal window.
    su
    (Type the administrator password)
    rpm -ivh (Type the file path)/Dell-C3760-Color-Laser-x.x-x.noarch.rpm
  6. The printer driver is installed.

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3. Setting Up the Queue

To execute printing, you must set up the print queue on your workstation.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop:

  1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Add Printer.

Type the name of the printer in the Name box in the Add New Printer window, and click Continue.
You can optionally specify the location and description of the printer for further information.

For Network Connections:

  • -> Select LPD/LPR Host or Printer from the Device menu, and click Continue.
  • -> Type the IP address of the printer in Device URI, and click Continue.
  • Format: lpd://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (the IP address of the printer).

For USB Connections:

  • -> Select Dell C3760dn Colour Laser USB #1, Dell C3760dn Colour Laser, Dell C3760n Colour Laser USB #1, or Dell C3760n Colour Laser from the Device menu, and click Continue.
  1. Select Dell C3760dn Colour Laser PS vx.x (en) or Dell C3760n Colour Laser PS vx.x (en) from the Model menu, and click Add Printer.
  2. Type root as the user name, type the administrator password, and click OK.
  • The message Printer xxx has been added successfully. appears.
  • The setup is complete.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop:

  1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Add Printer.
  4. Type root as the user name, type the administrator password, and click OK.

For Network Connections:

  • -> Select LPD/LPR Host or Printer from the Other Network Printers menu, and click Continue.
  • -> Type the IP address of the printer in Connection, and click Continue.
  • Format: lpd://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (the IP address of the printer).

For USB Connections:

  • -> Select Dell C3760dn Colour Laser or Dell C3760n Colour Laser from the Local Printers menu, and click Continue.
  1. Type the name of the printer in the Name box in the Add Printer window, and click Continue.
    You can optionally specify the location and description of the printer for further information.
  2. Select Dell C3760dn Colour Laser PS vx.x (en) or Dell C3760n Colour Laser PS vx.x (en) from the Model menu, and click Add Printer.
  • The setup is complete.

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4. Printing From the Applications

When you have finished setting up the queue, you can print jobs from the applications. Start the print job from the application, and specify the queue in the print dialog box.

However, sometimes you can print only from the default queue depending on the application (for example Mozilla).

In these cases, before you start printing, set queue you want to print to as the default queue. For information on specifying the default queue, see "Setting the Default Queue."


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5. Setting the Default Queue

  1. Select Applications.
  2. Select System Tools (Accessories for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop).
  3. Select Terminal.
  4. Type the following command in the terminal window:
    su
    (Type the administrator password)
    lpadmin -d(Type the queue name)

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6. Specifying the Printing Options

You can specify the printing options such as color mode.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop:

  1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Manage Printers.
  4. Click Set Printer Options of the printer for which you want to specify the printing options.
  5. Specify the required settings, and click Set Printer Options.
  6. Type root as the user name, and type the administrator password.
  • The message Printer xxx has been configured successfully appears.
  • The setting is complete.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Desktop:

  1. Open the URL "http://localhost:631" using a web browser.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Manage Printers.
  4. Click the queue name for which you want to specify the printing options.
  5. Select Set Default Options from the Administration menu.
  6. Click the desired setting item, specify the required settings, and click Set Default Options.
  • The message Printer xxx default options have been set successfully appears.
  • The setting is complete.

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7. Uninstalling the Printer Driver

  1. Select Applications.
  2. Select System Tools (Accessories for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop).
  3. Select Terminal.
  4. Type the following command in the terminal window to delete the print queue.
    su
    (Type the administrator password)
    /usr/sbin/lpadmin -X (type the print queue name)
  5. Repeat the command above for all queues for the same model.
  6. Type the following command in the terminal window.
    su
    (Type the administrator password)
    rpm -e Dell-C3760-Color-Laser
  • The printer driver is uninstalled.

If these steps do not correct the problem, please contact Dell Technical Support.

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Article ID: SLN284830

Last Date Modified: 08/27/2018 04:31 PM


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