How to install a printer under Linux Operative System with CUPS web utility
CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for Mac OS® X and other UNIX® operating systems like Linux.
The only needed is a web browser and Linux ppd file. Perhaps is needed to verify on your operative system the cups package installed.
Important: This only works on Linux and UNIX O.S. Not for use under Windows O.S.
How to do it:
1.- Open your web browser and got to http://localhost:631/
2.- Press on Administration tap and click on Add Printer. If you’re asked for user and password, type name of user and password of your operative system.
3.- Select Internet Printing Protocol (http) or printer or Other Networks Printers:
4.- On connection tab fill in: socket://hostname
For example, the hostname, could be the IP of your printer.
Something like that: socket://10.34.21.25
5.- At this point you will be asked for Name, Description and Location of your printer. Fill in as you like and press continue.
6.- Select PPD File and browse to the folder on your computer where the PPD File is.
7.- Once you selected it, press Add Printer.
8.- Now is possible to set default options or Query Printer for Default Options.
From now the printer is ready for use. At http://localhost:631 is possible to see Printers installed on your system, configure them and manage jobs.
Created: 2 years ago.
Last edited: 2 years ago.
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|4 months ago||
I created complete tutorial with pictures here http://linuxibos.blogspot.com/2012/05/seprinters-linux.html
If you having problems with drivers for printers in linux we found driver that works for almost every printer. It is ljet4. read more here: http://linuxibos.blogspot.com/2013/01/driver-that-works-on-allmost-all.html
|9 months ago||
|Thanks Miguel I had been trying to get my printer to work for days and this totally helped out.|
|1 year ago||
i am running a live system with no passwords . local host asks for password
what to do.it does not accept blank password