[arch-general] Cups 1.6 printer discovery

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 15:23:22 EDT 2012

Now that cups 1.6 is in core - I have been struggling to get my laptop
to "see" a shared printer attached by usb to another machine on the
same network - previously if port 631 was open on all machines in the
network then cups seemed to make the printer visible on all local

I have been reading that avahi-daemon needs to be running for printer
discovery to work with the new version of cups but I have not been
able to get my laptop to see the cups shared printer on a desktop
elsewhere in the same network - does anyone have a link to the key
steps in the config to get this working?

I did read that under the new system avahi needs to be running on both
server and client - but in my case the "server" machine is linux but
not arch and still running cups version <1.6 and is not currently
running avahi....

Any advice gratefully received.


mike c

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