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Adding a Printer (CentOS)

This page describes adding a printer for the CentOS (Linux) operating system.

List of the public network printers.

  1. Open a Terminal by selecting Applications > Accessories > Terminal.

  2. In the Terminal, type: sudo system-config-printer.

  3. Press Enter and you will be prompted for your password. Type your password and press Enter. The Printer configuration program will open.

  4. Click the New Printer button.

  5. In the Printer Name field, type the name of the printer (e.g. prc-2flr-clr).

  6. Fill in the optional fields if you want to, then click the Forward button.

  7. In the Select Connection list, click AppSocket/HP JetDirect.

  8. In the Hostname field, type: <hostname> where "<hostname>" is the appropriate printer hostname (e.g. "prc-1flr-clr2.seas.harvard.edu") found in Public network printers. Leave the port number at the default 9100.

  9. In the Printername field, type the name of the printer (e.g. prc-2flr-clr), then click the Forward button.

  10. In the Select Printer from database list, choose the printer's manufacturer (most of our printers are HP)., then click the Forward button.

  11. In the Models list, click the model of the printer.

  12. In the Drivers list, click the Postscript driver, then click the Forward button.

  13. Click Apply to complete the setup.