Configure printer

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The freekbox uses CUPS for printing, but the configuration system has changed a great deal over the various versions of the Freek Box. Template:Outdated The Linux Foundation maintains a very healthy database of compatible printers here.

Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10.04)

  • Have the printer connected to the computer and powered on
  • Go to System>Admininstration>Printing in the menu
  • Click on "New Printer"
  • The printer should be listed on the left. Select it and click continue.
  • Select the appropriate printer make and model on the following pages. There may be additional configuration options.
  • Give the printer a name


If your Hewlett-Packard printer is not supported by your Linux system, you can download the latest version of HPLIP (HP Linux Imaging and Printing) software from:

While the HPLIP software supports a wide variety of HP printers, there are some that do not work, and others that work very well. Check out the following link: