debian add printer

Add an IP printer in debian

Install the Common UNIX Printing System --PPD/driver support, web interface, and the client programs
# apt-get install cups cups-client


Use a web-browser to go to http://localhost:631/
and then,
Adding Printers and Classes -> Add Printer
--you may use the root account credentials or add a user to lpadmin.

There is a good chance that you will not see the appropriate PDD there.

For HP printers you may use hplip, go to http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/supported_devices/index.html and select the printer model e.g. http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/officejet/hp_officejet_pro_8610.html for office jet pro 8610.



Download hplip and run it, the automatic installation worked for me in debian jessie



debian add printer