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If you have samsung printer you need only to install splix and then you can go to point number 4 in this section (the name of ppd file is samsung); in other situations the best way to install printer is beneath:

  1. Find your printer model on this site: http://linuxprinting.org/.
  2. If you have quite popular printer model you can easily find ready to download configuration file. After choosing your printer and press show button the most important element is "Recomended driver". If this item exist choose download PPD, alternatively Custom PPD - press right mouse button and choose save on disk.
  3. Copy downloaded file with PPD extension to directory:


  4. To install printer connected to computer by USB use this command:

    /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p my-printer -m my-ppd -v usb:/dev/usb/lp0 -E

    my-ppd is the file name with ppd extension which you downloaded and copied to proper directory, a my-printer is any name you want - this name will identificate installed printer.
  5. If you want to delete printer use this command:

    /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p my-printer -x

Printer Managment

  1. The name of printer system is CUPS, the best way to get to it is to use webbrowser and go to this address:


  2. For some options is necessary to have root priviliges - if this will be needed the login window will appear.
  3. Access to the most necessary options - http://localhost:631/printers/
    inter alia stop / start printer, cancel printer tasks, configuration.

Installation and configuration description is very short but I hope it will be sufficient. If you have any questions please ask.


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