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Setting up your printer on the OpenSuse desktop if a relatively easy task. After plugging in my Epson Stylus 960, OpenSuse automatically asked for my root password and brought me to this printer installation window. Step one of two is the printers connection configuration here you can choose to setup a Local Printer or a Network Printer. If you choose a network printer you must locate the type by selecting the drop down box next to this option. The next area allows us to use a detected printer, in my case the system has already detected my Epson Stylus 960 printer and ahs lsited it for selection. Below this area we see an option to use another printer by specifying its port. This is done by clicking on the drop down box.
After clicking the Forward button at the bottom of the window you will see step two of two, which is printer driver configuration. Here we see a description of our printer first, then manufacturer, which we may change, and finally the Model.At the bottom we can easily change the printers driver or install and new driver. When finished select the apply button.
now we can see in the Printers window that a new printer has been created.
To change the preferences right click on the printers icon and select properties
This gives us the Properties window for our Stylus Photo Series printer. Here we have four tabs General, Paper, Advanced, Driver, and Connection. The General tab allows us to set description, location, resolution, and also shows us the status of the printer.
The paper Paper tab gives options for setting the papers size, type, source and also offers layout options to print on both sides of a peice of paper. Printing documents with the wrong paper type selected can cause significant quality reduction in your final product so make sure this is set to the type of paper in your printer.
Here in the Advanced tab is where the Page Region and Output Mode is established.
The Driver tab allows configuration of the printers driver, my setting is currently set to the "suggested" driver.
Under Connection we can choose local, network, or detected printers as well as use the Print a Test Page button at the bottom of the window.