Configuring a New Printer
Enable the CUPS service:
# ln -s /etc/sv/cupsd /var/service/
Wait until the service is marked available:
# sv status cupsd
Then, power the printer on and connect it.
There are multiple ways to configure a CUPS printer. The standard is to use the web interface, but other mechanisms exist as well.
To configure the printer using the CUPS web interface, navigate to http://localhost:631 in a browser. Under the "Administration" tab, select "Printers > Add Printer".
The lpadmin(8) tool may be used to configure a printer using the command line.
To configure the printer using a native GUI interface, run the following:
# xbps-install -S system-config-printer # system-config-printer
This command does not need to be run as root if PolicyKit is in use and
cups-pk-helper is installed.
system-config-printer is shown here, your desktop environment may have a
native printer dialog which may be found by consulting the documentation for