Manually Installing a New Locally Connected Printer and Printer Driver
When Ubuntu detects a printer it will automatically select a driver if the printer is recognized and a driver is available. To manually add a printer, begin by clicking on the New
button in the Printer configuration
toolbar. A Please Wait. Searching for Printers
dialog will appear as the system is scanned for a locally attached printer. Once the search is complete, the New Printer Wizard
dialog will appear including an entry for each detected printer. In the following figure, Ubuntu has detected an HP DeskJet printer connected to a USB port:
Select the desired locally connected printer from the list in the left hand panel and click the Forward
button to select the appropriate printer driver. On the resulting screen select the printer manufacturer and choose the model from the list. Click on the Forward
button to install the appropriate driver for the printer:
Once the printer driver matching the printer has been selected, click the Forward
button and enter the optional printer description and location information. You should be returned to the Printers
dialog where your new printer should be listed.
Once the driver is installed you are ready to try out the printer. In the Printers
dialog select your printer, right click with the mouse to pop up the menu and select Properties
. Click on Print Test Page
to send a test page to the printer.