Adding a Printer to Ubuntu 21.10 system - Step by step guide ?


Ubuntu is a Linux distro, which includes a variety of utilities for friendly interaction between user and system. One of the utilities is that it also allows you to add a printer to your system for the conversion of data from soft copy to hard form, which means you can also use the printer with your Linux machine.

Here at Ibmi Media, we shall look into how to connect a printer to the Ubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri system.


Steps for Adding a Printer to Ubuntu

1.  Navigate to settings

To begin, open "Activities", then in the search bar write "settings" and click on the Settings icon to open the options menu.


2. Click printers setting

Now from the options on the left side, click on the "Printers" option to open the settings of the printer, and the printer settings will open on the right side.


3. Add Printer to System

Multiple nearby printers will be displayed on your screen. Now click on the "Add" button on the top left corner of the printer's settings. It will start searching for nearby printers.

Now this will open a pop-up menu box, which will show all nearby printers. Now click on the printers which you want to add to your system and then click on the "Add" button and that specific printer will be added to your system.


4. Verify the connection of the printer

The "Ready" option will appear on the printer once it has been connected to your system. Now you can get a printout of everything you want with linked printing.


5. Configuration of printer setting

To configure the newly setup printer, firstly open up the file/document which you require in hard copy. We want a hard copy of the "file.odt" document, thus opening the required document in LibreOffice Writer. 

  • Now click on the file menu and select Print from the drop-down list to access the print options, or you can also use the shortcut "Ctrl + P" from the keyboard to access the print settings. 
  • Now select the newly set up printer from the list and click on the "print button" at the bottom to get a hard copy of the required document.


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Conclusion

This article covers how to easily attach a printer to your Ubuntu (Linux OS) to ease the lives of Linux users. In fact, A printer is a hardware device that is commonly used to convert the softcopy of a particular document to a hardcopy. It is now commonly used in offices, schools, and homes. Printers have made many things easier for the average person.


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