Jaunty: How to install a USB printer?

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Wed May 6 13:28:24 UTC 2009

Richard S. Crawford said:

> On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 3:31 AM, marc <gmane at auxbuss.com> wrote:
>> I want to install a usb printer that's connected to my machine. I can't
>> figure out how to do this in jaunty.
>> The docs say:
>>  http://www.kubuntu.org/docs/kquickguide/C/ch02s05.html
>> Which is no help :-(
>> System Setting has nothing in General, which seems weird to me, but
>> there is Printer Config in Advanced.
>> However, Printer Config only offers options for New Network Printer,
>> which this isn't, or New Printer Class, which is a mystery.
> This one baffled me too for awhile, until I found that the first print
> listed under "Network Printers" was in fact my local printer.

Okay, but it says LPT1: a printer connected to a parallel port. This is a 
USB printer.

> I don't
> see why a local printer would be listed under network printers, and I
> presume this is a bug. But that's where I found it, and how I got the
> USB printer working on my system.

Anyway, I tried it and the URI it creates is:


which surely won't work.


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