[arch-general] Cups 1.6 printer discovery

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 17:40:59 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 9:50 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> OK I have avahi-daemon running on both client and server - and have
>>>> just opened up port 5353 on both machines (mdns)
>>>> avahi-browse --all now sees the printer and opening a browser on
>>>> localhost:631 and asking to find new printers now sees the cups shared
>>>> printer and I can now complete a set of menu options and it has set it
>>>> up nicely.  Now the printer is seen on print options - so this is a
>>>> great success.
>>>> I think the main key item was opening port 5353 on the firewall....
>>>> Thank you for your help.
>> Actually I am not quite there - the printer appears set up but when I
>> tried printing to it nothing came through on the printer!
>> A little more investigation needed now....
>> --
> It is strange - I rebooted the client - now the printer is not visible
> in localost:631 - but if I re-run avahi-browse --all it is there again
> - and after that I can see the printer in the cups browser management
> interface.
> Do you have to set up the printer from scratch each time the machine
> is booted?  Surely it is possible to make the defined printer stick
> when using dns-sd?
> However I still have not succeeded in sending a print to the printer
> once defined.
I get a popup in KDE saying that the printer may not be connected and
in the cups management interface I see:

processing since
Mon 30 Jul 2012 22:38:01 BST
"Unable to locate printer "home1.local"."

I am now wondering if the fact that the server is cups version
cups-1.5.2-9.fc16.x86_64 whereas on the laptop I have the new 1.6
version that maybe the pre 1.6 version on the server is not playing
nicely - or if I have some additional config work to do?

It is late here and I have to quit for tonight.... I will have to
follow up on this tomorrow.

mike c

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