-- MikeGore - 2017-01-17

Adding Printers manually using direct to printer printing

17Jan2016
  1. ) This method has the advantage that the user gets direct feed back from the printer if a problem occurs
  2. ) The printer address can also be used in a web brower to determine the status of the printer itself

Using hp-setup utility to add a printer

17Jan2016
  • This is a short how-to for installing HP printers under Linux the easy way
  • hp-setup (part of the hplip package - already part of the GRAD PC image)
    • This is a utility that will query a printer, install the correct drivers and discover and set all printer options automatically.
    • Make sure the package python3-pyqt4 is installed first or python3-pyqt5 on Ubuntu 18.04
      • apt-get install python3-pyqt4
  • First find the printer address you wish to print to:
    1. ) Open a browser to http://cups.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/printers
    2. ) Find the printer you want, say a CS Grad Printer CS009969
    3. ) Click on the link for the printer and get the Internet address from the connection field: cs009969.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • open a terminal window
    • sudo bash
    • hp-setup
      1. ) Connection (I/O) type:
        • Network/Ethernet/Wireless (direct connection or JetDirect)
        • Show Advanced Options - > Manual Discovery -> IP Address or network name -> cs009969.cs.uwaterloo.ca -> Next
      2. ) Select from Discovered Devices (Note: You should see one highlighted printer) -> Next
      3. ) Setup device
        • Printer Name: CS Grad Printer 1
        • Description: CS GRAD printer 1
        • Location: CS Grad Mail room
      4. ) Add printer

Using your local Web Browser

17Jan2016
  • First find the printer address you wish to print to:
    1. ) Open a browser to http://cups.cs.uwaterloo.ca:631/printers
    2. ) Find the printer you want, say a CS Grad Printer CS009969
    3. ) Click on the link for the printer and get the Internet address from the connection field:
      • cs009969.cs.uwaterloo.ca
  • Using a Web Browser open this url: http://127.0.0.1:631/admin
  • Add Printer button
    • LPD/LPR is the most commonly supported type
      • Most of our printers also support ipp , http and for HP printers AppSocket/HP JetDirect
    • lpd://cs009969.cs.uwaterloo.ca
    • Name: a local name you will give this printer
    • Location: Where the printer is located
    • Sharing: leave this unchecked
  • Continue
  • Model: Printer Model Goes Here. Typically; Postscript (recommended) (en) driver is preferred
  • Authentication
    • Provide your normal Login Userid and Password
  • Set Default Options
    • Finishing Panel - to change duplexing, etc to your wishes
    • Image Quality - dpi and print density
    • General - default page size and tray
Topic revision: r5 - 2019-04-08 - MikeGore
 
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