This brief tutorial will show you how to enable a user to add network printers to his/her profile in Ubuntu Lucid or Maverick. If you want a normal user to add printers in Ubuntu, you must make him/her a member of the printer group, and this tutorial will show you how.
To get started, go to System –> Administration –> Users and Groups.
Then select the user you want to allow to add printers and click ‘Advanced Settings’
Select the ‘User Privileges’ tab and check the box to ‘Configure printers’ and click Close.
The user can then login and go to System –> Administration –> Printing.
And click Add Printer.
Select ‘LPD/LPR Host or Printer’ and type the printer’s hostname or IP Address, and queue for the Queue.
Select the printer driver from the list and click ‘Forward’
Choose the model and click ‘Forward’
Click ‘Apply’ to finish.
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