Jaunty: How to install a USB printer?

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Wed May 6 14:28:24 BST 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:

  parallel:/dev/lp0

which surely won't work.

-- 
Best,
Marc




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