SUSE Linux: Printer Testing Before Install

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SUSE Linux 10.2
HOW DOES IT POSSIBLE TO TEST A LASERJET / DESKJET PRINTER BEFORE INSTALL THAT I SHOULD KNOW EITHER THE PRINTER IS WORKING OR NOT. IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHECK DMP PRINTER BEFORE INSTALL BY THE COMMAND "echo "some text" > /dev/lp0.... IF THERE IS ANY COMMAND IN LINUX THAT HELPS TO CHECK THE LASERJET / DESKJET PRINTER IN SAME WAY.

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SUSE LINUX 10.2

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I’m not sure I understand the question but if you read the manual for the printer there should be a combination of buttons to press at printer-power-on which will print a test page for the printer and confirm that it is working.

If you are concerned about the cabling between the printer & the computer, this will not help you.

If you think you do not have the right ‘drivers’ for your printer then this is an internal factor in your computer and testing the printer will not assist.

Can you be a little more specific about what you want to test (& why)?

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