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Printing for Linux Guests

Linux Virtual Desktops are configured to print by default. A standard default PostScript printer is configured in CUPS.

CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for Mac OS® X and other UNIX®-like operating systems.

The BSD-style lpr program must be available for printing to work. This program is typically available in the cups-bsd package on platforms using the CUPS engine . Print to the default printer from a shell using the lpr command.

Follow the steps below to install a default printer in the Linux guest:

  1. Install the cups-bsd package.
  2. Ensure that the CUPS service is running.
  3. Obtain and install the driver for the printer.
  4. Register the printer as the default printer.
  5. Run a test print on the client.

In the Gold Image, install the printer according to your guest OS.