Step-by-step – GutenPrint Ubuntu 20.04 Installation

March 29, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 20.04 Installing GutenPrint Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install GutenPrint Printer Drivers in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

And Gutenprint for Ubuntu 20.04 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.

Furthermore, 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.

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

How to Install GutenPrint Ubuntu 20.04 - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install GutenPrint Printers Drivers for CUPS/Ghostscript and Gimp Plugin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Open Terminal
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop.
  2. 2. Installing Requirements

    Installing Required Packages
    Simply play:

    sudo apt install gcc libtool libssl-dev libc-dev 
    libjpeg-turbo8-dev libpng12-dev libtiff5-dev cups
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.

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