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 Template:Outdated The Linux Foundation maintains a very healthy database of compatible printers here.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


Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04)

  • 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

Dapper Drake (Ubuntu 6.06)

  • Have the printer connected to the computer and powered on
  • Go to System>Admininstration>Printing in the menu
  • Doubleclick on the "New Printer" icon
  • The printer should be listed in the box in the middle. Select it and click Forward.
  • Select the appropriate printer make and model on the following page. Do not click "Install Driver". Forward.
  • Give the printer a name

FreekBox 3 (Debian Sarge) and earlier

  • Open a browser
  • Browse to "http://localhost:631"
  • Click on "Manage Printers"
  • Click on "Add Printer"
  • The first time you do this a dialog box will come up asking for a username and password. Use "root" and the root password.
    • Printer name - required, should be a single word (no spaces)
    • Location - optional, can be anything
    • Description - optional, can be anything

HPLIP

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: