Add a Network Printer in Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 Maverick Meerkat 1


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.

 

Getting started:

 

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

 

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Then select the user you want to allow to add printers and click ‘Advanced Settings’

 

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

 

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The user can then login and go to System –> Administration –> Printing.

 

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And click Add Printer.

 

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Select ‘LPD/LPR Host or Printer’ and type the printer’s hostname or IP Address, and  queue for the Queue.

 

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Select the printer driver from the list and click ‘Forward’

 

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Choose the model and click ‘Forward’

 

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Click ‘Apply’ to finish.

 

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Enjoy!

 

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Thanks for reading and please come back soon.


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