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tool:software:cups [2019/08/03 05:14] (current)
rjt created - Moved info on printing from hardware:hl-2132
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 +====== CUPS ======
 +===== Setup =====
 +Process based on [[Arch Linux]].
 +  - Install [[arch>​extra/​x86_64/​cups/​|CUPS]].
 +  - Install the driver for your printer.
 +  - Start CUPS service: <​code>​sudo systemctl start org.cups.cupsd.service</​code>​
 +  - Turn on the printer, plug it into a USB, then test to see if it's recognised: <​code>​lsusb</​code>​
 +  - Go to the CUPS web interface at http://​localhost:​631/​
 +  - Select '​Administration'​.
 +  - Select 'Add Printer'​ under '​Printers',​ then enter your root user password\\ If you'd prefer to use the local user see: [[archw>​CUPS#​Configuration|add your user to the printer admin group]] or [[#Detail: Groups]] below.
 +  - Your printer should be shown in 'Local Printers',​ select its radio button and select '​continue'​.
 +  - Make sure everything'​s to your liking on the next screen, then select '​continue'​.
 +  - Again, just make sure things look good then select 'Add Printer'​.
 +  - On the select options screen you might want to not hit 'Set default options'​ till You've checked every page. You might want to lower the DPI and turn on 'toner saver mode', for example.
 +  - Open a PDF or something and it should be working!
 +nbjp Set your default paper size in /​etc/​papersize. This also applies to other programs, for example [[Scribus]]
 +==== Detail: Groups ====
 +I made a new group called printadmin and added myself to it with:
 +  - <​code>​sudo groupadd printadmin</​code>​
 +  - <​code>​sudo usermod -a -G printadmin [username]</​code>​
 +  - And added printadmin into <​code>/​etc/​cups/​cups-files.conf</​code>​ to section <​code>#​ Administrator user group [...]</​code>​
 +  - Then start/​restart CUPS service <​code>​sudo systemctl restart org.cups.cupsd.service</​code>​
 +===== See Also =====
 +  * [[archw>​CUPS]]
 +  * [[https://​​|]]
 +{{tag>​linux printing}}
tool/software/cups.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/03 05:14 by rjt