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Setup printer in Arch Linux

Recently I wrote a guide on how to setup Arch Linux on your PC. Today I am going to show you how to setup printer in Arch Linux.

In order to get printing working in Arch Linux, you have to install the following libraries:

$ yaourt -S libcups
$ pacman -S cups cups-filters ghostscript gsfonts

Now, Install printer driver

I have a Brother HL-2270DW series. So, I am going to install Brother HL-2270DW driver. You can search for printer driver in Aur Package

$ yaourt -S brother-hl2270dw

Enable cups so it starts with system boot

$ systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.service
$ systemctl daemon-reload

Start CUPS

$ systemctl start org.cups.cupsd.service

Open the CUPS interface from this URL (http://localhost:631/admin) and log in as root. Here you can add and configure your printer.

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