How to Add a Local Printer in Linux

Computer users have differing needs, for some printing is important. Adding a printer to Linux may seem different from other operating systems. If you're buying a printer avoid Lexmark as these have the worst compatibility with Linux. This article assumes you have a printer.

Steps

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    Turn on your printer and connect it to your computer.
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    Turn on your computer and see if it detects your printer automatically.
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    If it does not appear automatically, go through the add printer wizard as superuser. Click administrator mode (enter your password) and you will have a red border.
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    Click Add, then new printer to launch the wizard.
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    Choose your connection type.

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Categories: Linux | Printers