Set up a printer
You can set up a network printer or set up a printer using a USB cable.
To set up a network printer:
It’s assumed that the printer is connected to your network. Click the icon at the far right of the menu bar and select System Settings.
If your printer is listed in the Devices list, select it and goto step 7.
It’s assumed that you know your printer’s IP address. Select Find Network Printer, enter the IP address in the Host field, and click Find.
The system should now have found your printer. If the Host field does not display the IP address, enter it again.
Click Forward and wait while the system searches for drivers.
Choose a driver and install it.
You can customize the printer’s name, description, and location if you like. When finished, click Apply.
You can now print a test page or click Cancel to skip that step.
If you’ve set up a network printer and it won’t print, check the Device URI field in the printer settings. It should display the printer’s IP address. If it doesn’t then correct it.
To set up a printer using a USB cable:
Make sure the printer is turned on.
Connect the printer to your computer using the cable. You may see activity on the screen as the system searches for drivers, and you may be asked to authenticate to install them.
A message will appear when the system is finished setting up the printer. Select Print Test Page to print a test page, or Options to make additional changes in the printer setup.
If you wish to, you can share the printer on the network. To do this, if necessary open Printers, select Server ^ Settings from the menu bar and check Publish shared printers connected to this system.
Set up a printer