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matthias 2016/02/07 12:47


CUPS is a software than allows a UNIX-like computer to act as a print server. This can allow clients to send documents over a network to a printer, even though that printer may not have built-in networking.

Basic Setup

1. Install CUPS under the IPFire/Pakfire menu.

Note You do NOT need Samba for this to work.

2. Go to Status/Services and make sure CUPS is running.

3. Put


into your browser to access the CUPS web interface.

4. Click the Administration Tab and click “Add Printer.”

5. Select which printer you want and fill in the correct information.

When you reach the printer naming page, select “Share This Printer.”

It will ask you for authentication. Use a local user account that has permission to add printers.

NOTE: You may use the root account. (Don't worry, it is only used once.)

If you can't find your printer in the web interface listed at the Make field, don't worry. You can set the Make to “Raw” and the Model to “Raw Queue”. Then the printing device needs to have a appropriate driver installed, which you need to select during installation of the network printer.

When you are finished, Click the Administration Tab Again. Click “Manage Printers.” Click the name of your printer. Then, copy the URL of the printer from the top of your browser. Make sure to change it to http when you enter it.



Printer Installation: Windows

1. First, make sure you have the printer driver installed.

2. Make sure IPP is enabled. Go to Programs under the Control Panel and click “Turn Windows Features on or off.” Make sure the Internet Printing Client is enabled.

3. Next, go to Devices and Printers under the Control Panel and click “Add Printer.” If the computer starts searching through the network for printers, click “The printer that I want isn't listed.”

4. Next, click “Select a shared printer by name.” Paste the CUPS Printer URL into the box. Make sure it is http. Click next.

5. Fill in the rest of the information for the printer and finish.

addons/cups/start.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/28 17:49 by Jon