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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Printing and scanning

4MLinux 10.1 and later includes support for many printers and scanners. This is a short guide on how to use and manage these devices in 4MLinux.

1) Virtual PDF printer. This feature is enabled out of the box. Just try to print any document. The printout will be saved in your home directory:

2) CUPS web interface. 4MLinux uses CUPS web interface to manage printers. You will need root's password (which you can generate/update in your terminal with the "passwd" command). Now click on the printer icon:

3) Scanners. The list of supported devices can be found here. All you have to do is click on the scanner icon and follow the instructions:

4) Additional drivers. Visit the download section of You will find the link to additional drivers there. After downloading, you can install them with the "zk" command:

These drivers provide support for all HP printers/scanners as well as for many other devices listed here. Use the Administration section of CUPS web interface (see: point 2 above) to add your printer.