How To Install Network Printers via CUPS Web Interface In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 6


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.

 

Getting started:

 

To get started, go to System –> Administration –> Users and Groups.

 

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Select the user you want to allow to add printers to his/her profile and click ‘Advanced Settings’

 

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Select ‘User Privileges’ tab and check the box ‘Configure printers’ and click OK.

 

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The user can then login to the system and press Alt-F2 on his/her keyboard and type the URL below:

http://localhost:631

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Select ‘Adding Printers and Classes’

 

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Click ‘Add Printer’

 

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Type your username and password.

 

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Select ‘LPD/LPR Host or Printer’ and click ‘Continue’.

 

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Type the connection for the printer.:

lpd://Host_Name or IP Address/queue

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Type the name of the printer and click ‘Continue’

 

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Select the Make of the printer and click ‘Continue’

 

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Choose the model and click ‘Add Printer’.

 

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Enjoy!

 

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Thanks for reading and please come back soon.


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