Environment

IGEL Linux v5 and above.

Issue

Your printer is not included in the CUPS default configuration.

Solution

You can install a custom driver from your manufacturer.

Copying the PPD driver file to the device


Copy the driver file (PPD file) to the folder /wfs using the UMS file transfer mechanism, see Files.

Adding a new CUPS driver

Now that you have copied the driver file to the device, you have to add a new printer and set the PPD file as the driver definition. To do so, proceed as follows:

For a detailed description of the CUPS configuration options, see CUPS.
  1. In Setup, go to Devices > Printer > CUPS > Printer
  2. Click , to get to Add dialogue.
  3. Define the following settings:
    • Printer name: Name of the printer.
    • Printer port: Port to which the printer is connected. Depending on which type you select, you will have to provide additional information, e.g. server and port in the case of TCP Printer Port.
    • Manufacturer: Choose Custom, which will bring up the Driver definition field.
    • Driver definition: Enter the absolute path to the PPD file.
  4. Click Ok to save the settings.
  5. Restart your IGEL device.