How to install and configure printers on Kali Linux

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Install required packages

apt-get install cups cups-client "foomatic-db"

Add user to lpadmin group

/usr/sbin/adduser root lpadmin
Adding user `root' to group `lpadmin' ...
Adding user root to group lpadmin
groups root

Restart cups/Restart kali

sudo service cups restart

Enable cups

sudo systemctl enable cups
Synchronizing state of cups.service with SysV service script with /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install.
Executing: /lib/systemd/systemd-sysv-install enable cups
sudo systemctl start cups

Configuring Printer

Add cups for printer to startup programs:

sudo /etc/init.d/cups start
sudo service cups start



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