I know the name and the IP address of a network printer, but I can't seem to be able to search by IP address or name.

Ubuntu developers love to move things around to make it difficult for users, so now with Ubuntu 12.04 I can only go on Application -> System Tools -> System Settings -> Printers, click on Network and a list of printers appears. Too bad the one I want to add isn't there.

How do I do it?

Here it suggests System -> Administration -> Printing, which simply doesn't exist.

  • Please confirm that which printer you want to add whether it is on network or not? – user128296 Dec 17 '12 at 10:17
  • It is in my network, yes. I added all my printers when I had a previous release of Ubuntu and it worked just like it's described in link above. Now I can't do anything with the way they rearranged stuff in the system settings. – Ricky Robinson Dec 17 '12 at 10:19
  • try to ping the printers ip.if you are able to ping the printer than you should check your settings. – user128296 Dec 17 '12 at 10:23
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    Now run this command sudo system-config-printer and follow the steps I hop this will work for you. – user128296 Dec 17 '12 at 10:34
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    In Dash search for Printers, then click add printer. in the uri box enter the ip address of your printer directly. Follow the wizard with the various settings. – To Do Dec 17 '12 at 10:35

Type this in your terminal

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    You don't really need to be root for this so you can remove "sudo" – Daniel Luca CleanUnicorn Jan 30 '14 at 9:48
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    @hydrarulz - Not necessarily true. Without sudo, you might get a "Privleges are required to get a list of available devices" prompt when attempting to add a device. – Autumn Leonard Dec 6 '16 at 18:58

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