This brief tutorial will show you how to install Network or Windows Shared Printers via CUPS in Ubuntu Lucid or Maverick. CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) is the standard-based printing system for Unix-like systems including Ubuntu. It was developed by Apple and lets you install, configure and share printers in Linux systems.
To get started, go to System –> Administration –> Users and Groups.
Select the user you want to allow to add printers to his/her profile and click ‘Advanced Settings’
Select ‘User Privileges’ tab and check the box ‘Configure printers’ and click OK.
The user can then login to the system and press Alt-F2 on his/her keyboard and type the URL below:
Select ‘Adding Printers and Classes’
Click ‘Add Printer’
Type your username and password.
Select ‘LPD/LPR Host or Printer’ and click ‘Continue’.
Type the connection for the printer.:
lpd://Host_Name or IP Address/queue
Type the name of the printer and click ‘Continue’
Select the Make of the printer and click ‘Continue’
Choose the model and click ‘Add Printer’.
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