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Our systems people want us to configure the network printers via CUPS. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I cannot see how to set up the printers in the graphical menu.

The instructions I got are the following:

Edit cupsd.conf (probably in /etc/cups but varies by distribution) to contain 
the lines: 

 BrowsePoll printhost01.myorg.ac.uk
 BrowsePoll printhost02.myorg.ac.uk

Where should I do this in my Ubuntu 12.04?

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You can easily configure with web interface. Here is tutorial: [linuxibos.blogspot.com/2012/05/seprinters-linux.html][1] [1]: linuxibos.blogspot.com/2012/05/seprinters-linux.html Every Linux machine with CUPS installed have web interface for printers. Enter for example: http://192.168.1.4:631/printers –  linomans May 24 '12 at 12:06

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cupsd.conf should be in /etc/cups for Ubuntu. If not, just create the file.

From the terminal, type

sudo nano /etc/cups/cupsd.conf

and then copy paste the above lines

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Thanks I got it working, although sometimes it takes a while to print something on the network printer, but it may be that the cups server is busy. –  213441265152351 May 19 '12 at 15:01

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