Ubuntu – How to add a network printer in Ubuntu 12.04


I know the name and the IP address of a network printer, but I can't seem to be able to search by IP address or name.

Ubuntu developers love to move things around to make it difficult for users, so now with Ubuntu 12.04 I can only go on Application -> System Tools -> System Settings -> Printers, click on Network and a list of printers appears. Too bad the one I want to add isn't there.

How do I do it?

Here it suggests System -> Administration -> Printing, which simply doesn't exist.

Best Answer

  • Type this in your terminal