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Use this guide to connect your Linux computer to a network printer.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Open your Printing menu. How you access this menu will depend on your operating system. It should be located somewhere under your System menu. 

  2. A Printing - localhost window will appear. Click Add or the green plus button. 

  3. A New Printer window should appear. 
    1. Click the drop-down arrow next to Network Printer to display a list and click Windows Printers via SAMBA.
    2. In the box next to smb://, type in the printer server followed by the printer name of the printer you want to connect to. If you are not sure of this information please contact the Help Desk.
    3. Click Forward

  4. Select the radio button next to Select printer from database and then select the printer make from the list. Then click Forward

  5. Select the printer model from the drop-down list. Next, click Forward

  6. You will then be given a list of Installable Options and you should select any that you wish to use with your printer. 
    Then click Forward.

  7. The next screen will ask to describe the printer. You may enter in any information you wish so that you know what printer you are connecting to. We recommend using something specific to say which printer you are setting up, such as location. Once you are finished click Apply

  8. You have now finished setting up the printer and may close any windows that appear. When you try to print to the printer you will be presented with an Authentication window. Type your Bearpass Login and Password and then click OK.

Various office printers have different security settings. If you have any trouble connecting to a printer please contact the Help Desk so that we can check your account permissions.

For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk