Whatever operating system (O/S) had installed, one of important jobs they must can do is "work every where, work any where", in this part we will stress our topic with how to let our printer use by other (sharing) via CUPS (Common Unix Printing System). The Common Unix Printing System, allows a computer to act as a print server. A computer running CUPS is a host that can accept print jobs from client computers, process them, and send them to the appropriate printer. For Example we will use Printer HP Laser Jet 1020 as object:
Go to System> Administration> Printing Printing after a window pops up then click Servers> New> Printers and follow the picture below
- Choose Windows Printer via SAMBA, then click the Browse button then it will continue the process of scanning ... select the printer that has be shared and then click OK. To ensure click the Verify button and make sure the dialog box Print Share Verified exit. Then click Forward
- Select a vendor for printers that have been sharing and click Forward
- Selecting brands of printers ...
- Give a identification to the new printer…
- The installation process successfully. Will do a test print? Yes to print, not to reject ...
It's all procedure we must do to share printer via CUPS on Ubuntu 10.04, It's quite similar to do this jobs in most distriburion like Ubuntu, blankon, Mandriva, OpenSuse. Good luck ..