How to Add a Local Printer in Linux

Computer users have differing needs, for some printing is important. Adding a printer to Linux may seem different from other operating systems. If you're buying a printer avoid Lexmark as these have the worst compatibility with Linux. This article assumes you have a printer.


  1. Turn on your printer and connect it to your computer.
  2. user
    Turn on your computer and see if it detects your printer automatically.
  3. Superuser
    If it does not appear automatically, go through the add printer wizard as superuser. Click administrator mode (enter your password) and you will have a red border.
  4. KDE wizard
    KDE wizard
    Click Add, then new printer to launch the wizard.
  5. Choose your connection type.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Copyright © PcBerg