How To Add Local Printer In Linux

How To Add Local Printer In Linux
How To Add 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. You can add a local printer on Linux, follow the simple steps below.

Turn on your printer and connect it to your computer.

Turn on your computer and see if it detects your printer automatically.

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.

Click Add, then new printer to launch the wizard.

Choose your connection type.


HP Printers need the hp-lip package installed then hp-setup to be run.

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