If you did not set up a printer when you installed Linux, or if you want to add a different printer to your system, you can do so in at least two ways (both of which are discussed in this chapter):
By using the Red Hat Linux printtool command for the X Window System
Printers are described under Linux as character-mode devices. The most common of these devices are parallel-port printers and are listed under the /dev directory, with names similar to lp. Here's a sample listing of parallel-port printers:
# ls /dev/lp* /dev/lp0 /dev/lp1 /dev/lp2
You should find at least three parallel printer devices listed under the /dev directory.
▸ To learn more about the X Window System, see page 169.
If the startup messages ...