How to Install GutenPrint on MX GNU/Linux

May 8, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux MX Installing GutenPrint Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install the GutenPrint Printer Drivers for CUPS, Ghostscript, Footmatic and Gimp Print Plugin in MX GNU/Linux Desktop.

And Gutenprint for MX Linux is a suite of Printer Drivers for UNIX, Linux, and Mac OS X systems that use CUPS as their printing system.
Gutenprint currently Supports over 2600 printers.

It also includes an enhanced Print Plug-in for GIMP that replaces the print plug-in packaged with the GIMP distribution.
Gutenprint was renamed from its original name of Gimp-Print in order to clearly distinguish it from GIMP.

Furthermore, the name Gutenprint recognizes Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable type printing press. Moreover, the word “guten” means “good” in German.

Especially relevant: after the GutenPrint Installation to achieve the Printer Setup follow the instructions to Add Printer.

How to Install GutenPrint on MX GNU/Linux
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Start Typing ‘term’ on Desktop.
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on MX Linux - Open Terminal
  2. 2. Installing Requirements

    Now to Install Required Packages
    Simply play:

    sudo apt install gcc libtool libssl-dev libc-dev libjpeg62-turbo-dev libpng-dev libtiff5-dev

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