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Linux/windows-How to add a printer from cups by using .ppd file

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Recently I was trying to add a Canon LBP3460 Printer in my linux Server, I was trying to use .ppd which was available from canon website, but that file would not work.

so I download the file from : http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi , and its works perfectly .

here is the procedure::

Download the .ppd file from http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi

Upload the file into /usr/share/cups/model/ Directory.

Note : here I added the printer in windows 2003 server and made this printer Shareable by using port number 9100

example : port name : NPI414B70 and port number 9100

as described in the bellow picture

adding printer in windows 2003 server

adding printer in windows 2003 server

Now open your Cups interface by : https://localhost:631

Goto Administration->add new printer and follow as bellow pictues

Adding a new printer in cups (step1)

Adding a new printer in cups (step1)(Click to view Full image)

Selecting how this printer will be connected to linux

Selecting how this printer will be connected to linux

Definning the url for connecting to this printer

Definning the url for connecting to this printer(step3)(Click to view Full image)

cups5

Selecting model/driver for the printer(Step5) (Click to view Full image)

Selecting model(Step4)(Click to view Full image)

Selecting model(Step4)(Click to view Full image)

now you should be able to print from that printer.