Overview

Introduction

The Manage Printers and Printing module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands on skills in the following topics.

  • Basic CUPS configuration (for local and remote printers)
  • Manage user print queues
  • Troubleshoot general printing problems

Lab time: It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Manage printers and printing

Printing is a common thing that everyone is pretty much familiar with. Most offices will have a printer and the system administrator manages it. There are a few common terms that one should be familiar with. These terms are:

  • Printer - responsible for accepting requests from one or more users to print documents
  • Print Queue - Holds the print requests till the associated printer prints them
  • Spooling - Sends the print jobs to the printer
  • Spooler - Manages the print queue.

In this exercise, you will understand how to manage printers and printing.

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