On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 2:03 PM, David A. De Graaf <dad(a)datix.us> wrote:
I've freshly installed Fedora 27 on two machines; neither have a
directly connected, but rely on cups-browsed to display the LAN's printers
that are attached to, and managed by other (F26) machines.
Not any more. cups-browsed seems to have lost its ability to detect
automatically those network printers. Is anyone else seeing this? Or have
I screwed up, somehow?
For earlier Fedoras I've edited /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf to add:
to restrict browsing to my LAN, but now there's a comment
# If there are no "Browse..." lines at all, all servers are accepted.
so that edit shouldn't be necessary. I've tried with and without it, but
F27 browsing still fails.
In the system-config-printer GUI I can still click thru a bunch of steps
to search for and find those network printers. And then use them. But
that's tedious and much less useful than the previous totally automatic
availability of all printers across the LAN.
Is this a regression?
Definitely a bug of some sort. I'm in a similar situation. It does find the
printer but says something about it's unable to print to it. I can add one
manually via wifi and I can print to it but when I try to make it as
default it always "unchecks" itself. The screen hinda flashes like a
refresh. Something weird going on for sure.
Glad it's not just me.