How to install a new PostScript Printer Definition (PPD) file

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • How to install a new PostScript Printer Definition (PPD) file
  • My printer model isn't listed when I try to add a new printer via the Web or the graphical interface. How can I install the new printer?
  • If I add a new printer through Printer Configuration, I still do not see the PPD listed as an option to select for the driver. What should I do now to get that to show up as a driver option when adding a new printer through the Printer Configuration window?
  • I need a PPD file for the (insert printer model here). I'm trying to install a network printer using CUPS.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), all versions
  • Common Unix Printing System (CUPS), all versions

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In