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Install required packages

In here we install required packages and their dependencies using apt-get or aptitude

apt-get install cups cups-client "foomatic-db"

Add user to lpadmin group


Now we add root or any other user to lpadmin group. lpadmin group owns printing preferences.

adduser root lpadmin

Output
Adding user `root' to group `lpadmin' ...
Adding user root to group lpadmin
Done.

root mean your system account, if your account is with different name, type different name. For example, If
your username is userX do this:
adduser userX lpadmin

Output
Adding user `userX' to group `lpadmin' ...
Adding user userX to group lpadmin
Done.

Restart cups and samba service


Now wer restart cups service just to make sure everything is ok.
service cups restart

If you also have SAMBA service running, restart that:

service samba restart

Start cups service


If you havent started or restarted cups already, this is the time to do it.

service cups start

Output
[ ok ] Starting Common Unix Printing System: cupsd.

Find USB printer


To find USB printer type the following in Terminal

netstat -ant | grep 631

Output
tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:631 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN
tcp6 0 0 ::1:631 :::* LISTEN
tcp6 0 0 ::1:39723 ::1:631 ESTABLISHED
tcp6 0 0 ::1:39722 ::1:631 ESTABLISHED
tcp6 0 0 ::1:631 ::1:39723 ESTABLISHED
tcp6 0 0 ::1:39721 ::1:631 ESTABLISHED
tcp6 0 0 ::1:631 ::1:39721 ESTABLISHED
tcp6 0 0 ::1:39720 ::1:631 ESTABLISHED
tcp6 0 0 ::1:39724 ::1:631 TIME_WAIT
tcp6 0 0 ::1:631 ::1:39722 ESTABLISHED
tcp6 0 0 ::1:631 ::1:39720 ESTABLISHED
In terminal type:

lsusb

Output
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 04a9:173b Canon, Inc.

(Output depends on your printer series)

Configuring Printer
1. Open browser and type:
http://127.0.0.1:631/
2. In semicolon: CUPS for Administrators
3. Click on Adding Printers and Classes
4. Click on Add printer
5. Type your username(system account) and password(system password)
6. Choose your printer
7. Follow instructions to complete rest of the installation

8. In System Settings: Go and check

Printers

9. Youll see your installed printer

Add cups service to startup


Follow steps below to add cups for printer to start-up programs:

1. Go to System Tools>Preferences>Start-up Programs

2. Click on Add
3. Type:
Name: Cups & printers
command :
service cups start

comment: CUPS-standards-based, open source printing system


Now you can print from Linux.