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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Configuring Printing with CUPS

No matter what operating system you’re using, one of the most important services it offers is the ability to send print jobs to a printer. If you don’t believe me, just unplug your office’s printer for an hour and observe the mayhem that results. Okay, don’t really unplug your office’s printer. Your coworkers may inflict bodily harm upon you.

The point is that printing is vital to most users. Because of this, you need to be very familiar with Linux printing. In this part of this chapter, we’re going to cover the following topics:

• How Linux printing works

• Installing CUPS

• Configuring CUPS

• Using the Line Printer Daemon (LPD)

• Troubleshooting printing issues

Let’s begin by discussing how Linux printing works. ...

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