More Linux Printing Tools

I’m sure you are familiar with the standard Linux printer setup, found in the Menu:

Printer Setup

Printer Setup

But did you know that you can also access your local or network printer right from your browser?

Web based printer setup

Web based printer setup

It’s easy, just open your browser and head to http://localhost:631  to access your printer driver directly! This is quite handy, since your browser is probably open all the time anyway.

Because we use a networked laser printer, it makes it easy to check on, or modify print jobs from any computer on the farm running Linux.

Using the extensive built-in help files and tutorials, you can even learn how to control your printer from the command line. This is handy if you have used SSH into another computer on your network, and wish to print directly from that computer.