Easy Printer Networking with KDE

KDE has an easy two-step solution that should work for any machines that can pickup CUPS shared network printers. This should only be used on a network where you don’t mind ANYONE on that network printing to your printer. Open KDE Control Center (kcontrol). Click Administration mode and enter your root password Click “Printer Server” Check “Access printers on the local network” and “Share printers on the local network.” Close Control Center. On the other computers in your house or office, any printers attached to the first computer should automatically see your printers and allow you to print to them. If, for some reason, they do not, simply open kcontrol and make sure “Access printers on the local network” is checked. For Macs, you might need to search for the printer and add it. For MS Windows, as far as I know, you will probably need samba running in order to see the networked printers, but perhaps someone who actually has Windows can either confirm or deny this for me. That’s all there is to it. Easy printer networking!]]>

Tavis J. Hampton

Tavis J. Hampton

IT worker with a master's in Library and Information Science currently working in the healthcare industry. Passionate about Free and Open Source software.
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