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    add printer to CUPS server

    Hi, I have cups server running on my system. I want to add a printer to the cups server which is connected to some other system on the local network. can anybody explain me the procedure to perform it??
    thanks in advance.

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    Cups Printing

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    The easiest way would be to fire up a browser, go to localhost:631 to get the CUPS web admin console and go to the Administration tab.
    Click on the Add Printer button and follow the steps there:
    Enter a name for the printer, click continue,
    If it is a network printer you can leave the selection as AppSocket/JetDirect and click continue.
    Enter the IP Address of the printer. i.e. socket://<ip address here> and click continue.
    Select the printer type from the list and click continue.

    If, for whatever reason, you cannot get to the web console you can add a printer with something like:
    lpadmin -p <PrinterName> -E -v socket://<IP Address here> -P <driver file>

    You may have to experiment with different drivers if one for your printer is not available.

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