Printing in Debian 10: CUPS isn’t in the default desktop if you forget to check the box during installation
I haven’t had the occasion to print anything in Debian 10 Buster in the couple of weeks that I have been running it, but today is the day.
I knew from the release notes that Debian 10 included “driverless” printing, but I couldn’t find any printers in GNOME Setings, even though I have a wireless printer on my local network.
The reason? I didn’t have CUPS. I had forgotten to check the “print server” box during my installation.
I installed CUPS:
$ sudo apt install cups
My printer showed up immediately.
I printed my document.
Easiest Linux printer “setup” ever.
Here’s where I missed the checkbox (thanks to LinuxTechi’s Installation Screenshots article for the image):