Printer Configuration

A Desktop Manager is the application that enables you to save files to your desktop, and to interact with your Home directory and the main partition of your computer's drive using your mouse. With Windows, OSX (the "Finder"), and with KDE and Gnome desktop managers are seamlessly integrated into the OS. By design, E17 did not until recently even offer its own desktop manager in order to keep the resource footprint as small as possible, enabling E17 to offer relatively good performance on embedded devices and slower systems. While a simple desktop manager is now available with newer releases of E17, Fixstars has opted to integrate the robust desktop manager Nautilus into YDL and E17.


The Common UNIX Printer Solution open_in_new provides a portable printing layer for UNIX-based operating systems. It was developed by Easy Software Products and is now owned and maintained by Apple Inc. to promote a standard printing solution. It is the standard printing system in Mac OSX and most Linux distributions. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol ("IPP") as the basis for managing print jobs and queues and adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description ("PPD") based printing options to support real-world printing.

CUPS is as easy to use as it is to spell. There are 2 options:

  1. You may use the local Printer Manager:

    YDL Menu ==> Applications ==> System Tools ==> Printing

  2. Or you may use the web browser interface which provides more control and advanced features:

    Point your web browser to http://localhost:631

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