Add a USB printer

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You can easily add a USB printer to your core or to an MD to Samba share over the network, even with windows PC's.

Just connect the USB printer to the pc (in my case I chose to connect to the core so the printer would be in my server closet). Then using LMCE navigate to the KDE desktop. Once in KDE desktop navigate to System settings and select the "Printers" icon. This should bring up the Printer System Settings menu. Click on the dropdown for "Add", and select "Add Printer/Class". This will bring up the Add Printer Wizard, click "Next"

   you may experience a known bug with KDE here. Sometimes the radio button where you would select "Local printer(parallel,serial,USB)" will be unavailable/grayed out. If you know that your USB ports and Printer are both functioning properly try using this command from a terminal.

cd /etc/cups sudo cp cupsd.conf.default cupsd.conf sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Now, select the radio button for "Local Printer", then select your printer from the list. KDE has quite alot of printer drivers already available in the OS so you should be able to select your printer Brand and Model in the next screen. Once you do so it will bring up a list of possible drivers that you can select and test to see which one works best. Once you are done click "Finish".

You have now installed your USB printer to this PC.

Sharing the printer over the Network.