Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CUPS Printer Server on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Adding a Printer

Point your browser to your CUPS server on port 631 e.g. http://cups:631

This is an example for a Canon printer. Please consult documentation for your printer.

Click on Administration

Click on Add Printer

Select Other Network Printers - AppSocket/HP JetDirect

Choose type: socket://your-printer-ip:9100

Give your new printer a name. Note that to integrate with Samba, you'll have to use the same Samba Printer Share name as defined here:

for example from smb.conf

    comment = cups printer
    printer = CANON_C2030
    path = /var/spool/samba
    printable = yes
    guest ok = yes

Select the manufacturer of your printer.

Select the printer driver to use.

Click on Query Printer for Default Options.

You should see the following:


mormorjo said...
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mormorjo said...


I would like to test this tool, but when running:

sudo apt-get install bbcups

I get:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package bbcups

May you help me?