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How to Set Up a Printer

Open a terminal window:

 - Click the `K` in the bottom left corner `-> Code -> Terminal`

Install `cups`:

 

 - Type `sudo apt-get update` and press `ENTER`

 - Enter your password (`kano` by default)

This step will make sure you have the latest version of the cups software available

After the update is complete:

 - Type `sudo apt-get install cups` and press `ENTER`

 

 

Enable management of the printers (replace `<your_username>` with your username):

 - type `sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin <your_username>` and press `ENTER`

 

Open a web browser and navigate to `http://127.0.0.1:631`:

 

Go to the `Administration` pane:

 

Click `Add Printer`:

 

Enter your username and password (this is the same username and password that you used earlier). 

 

Select your printer from the list of discovered printers and click `Continue`:

 

Name your printer and click `Continue`

 

Select your printer model from the list and click `Add Printer`:

 

Get the default settings from the printer by selecting `Query Printer for Default Options`:

 

You should be now good to print.

 

If you get stuck, more details can be found here

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