Fedora 12/13 network printer oddness

Jim mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 11 20:21:32 UTC 2010

On 06/11/2010 02:46 PM, Richard Shaw wrote:
> I have an HP Photosmart C5580 connected to my desktop in the office I
> have shared under both Fedora 12&  13. The printer queue usually gets
> detected by my wife's laptop after I poke the proper holes in both
> firewalls.
> I'm not sure what the problem is but it has happened under both F12&
> F13. At times her laptop randomly can't see the auto-discovered
> printer queue. My computer stays on all the time (it's the BackupPC
> server as well) and she shuts hers down every night (no hibernating).
> This morning (although I have noticed this behavior before) I tried to
> add the printer manually and opened up system-config-printer and tried
> to add it as an IPP printer. I typed in the hostname of my desktop but
> the "Verify" or whatever button would never enable.
> I backed out and just chose the more generic option for finding a
> network printer and typed in the host name and it worked on the first
> try. On the verification step it showed it found it as an IPP printer.
> So some questions:
> Why does printer queue autodiscovery seem a bit flaky?
> Is the fact I could not add the queue under the IPP option a bug in
> system-config-printer?
> Thanks,
> Richard
Is your printer setup like this ?  Fedora 12 network settings

lpd://    (using your own IP address)

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