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Add / Install printer on your computer

Add / Install printer on your Linux computer


Enter your AAU Username / AAU brugernavn

Use format:  eq. 

Your Username is used temporarily in this guide only - we do not share it, store it or send you any messages.

Your AAU AAU Username / AAU brugnavn:

Invalid email address. Must be your AAU email address.


Select printer

Select the kind of printer you would like to install

Showing the guide for printer selected in previous step.

You must select a printer  

First: Ubuntu does not install a smb.conf in 18.04 so I suggest you install the samba client package:

Press "ctrl + alt + " to open a terminal

Code:  sudo apt install smbclient


Launch the printer installation by clicking the "show applications" icon


Launch the printer setup by clicking the Ubuntu icon:  

  • Enter ‘printers’ at the search line
  • Click on the ‘Printers’ icon

Click the "additional printer settings" button.

Click on ”Add” to add a new printer.

  • Expand the ‘Network Printer’ item listed under devices
  • Select ‘Windows Printer via Samba’
  • Add the printer server/printer name:
  • For authentication select ‘Set authentication details below’
  • Enter the username: in the form\johndoe
  • Enter the password



Select " select printer from database"

And then select "generic" as printer driver.


Select printer model:

  • Select ‘PCL 6/PCL XL’
  • Select ‘Generic PCL 6/PCL XL Printer Foomatic/pxlcolor’

Describe the printer:

  • Enter a short name, it’s recommended to enter the real printer name.
  • Optionally enter a description and location.

You can print a test page if you like (will be charged).


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