Manjaro 20.1: CUPS Setup

Tweaking a new Manjaro Linux 20.1 installation to share printers and allow remote administration, done while replacing an aging Optiplex desktop box that’s been running unattended for far too long.

Start by installing Manjaro’s printer support package:

pamac install manjaro-printer

In the general section of the default /etc/cups/cupsd.conf file, up near the top:

Listen *:631       # listen on all interfaces
DefaultShared Yes  # share the local printers
BrowseWebIF Yes    # turn on the Web interface

Allow remote admin:

<Location />
  Allow all
  Order allow,deny
</Location>
<Location /admin>
  Allow all
  Order allow,deny
</Location>

Restart the CUPS server:

sudo systemctl restart org.cups.cupsd

And then It Should Just Work.

4 thoughts on “Manjaro 20.1: CUPS Setup

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