I am trying to use CUPS. (Common Unix Printing System)
I am having no luck.
Has anyone got CUPS to work?
Should I use the GutenPrint driver?
I have installed CUPS on pi-topOS and it works fine with both Text Editor and LibreOffice.
I did the following
sudo apt-get install cups
sudo usermod -a -G lpadmin pi
Then I opened Menu->Internet->Web Browser (Chromium was unable or much too slow to do it) and the following address
Then I selected the Administration tab and added my printer, a networked HP Officejet Pro 8600.
The printer was discovered right away. I selected the generic gutenprint officejet pro driver and set all options to default.
Since then printing works like a charm. No problems so far.
Where does your installation fail?
Thanks very much for sharing these instructions - they worked for me too.
i wanted to print to an HP 1320N laser printer on my network from a Pi-top running Polaris/
all I had to do was to add system-config-printer with
sudo apt-get install system-config-printer
I then went to preferences on the menu bar and selected print settings. I added the printer. then I went into Leafpad and did a test print of a document. The document printed fine.