A small howto for the task "adding a printer in linux by using cups".
- Start the cups service (service cups start, rc.d start cups - this depends on your distro)
- Open "/etc/cups/cups.conf" and search for "SystemGroup" and note the group
- If needed, add your user to this group by using "usermod -a -G $groupname $username
- Open a browser and open the url "http://localhost:631/", there you are at the administration page for cups
The rest should be self explaining.