USB printer discovery

Antonio M antonio.montagnani at
Mon Nov 14 11:09:36 UTC 2011

2011/11/14 Tim Waugh <twaugh at>:
> On Sun, 2011-11-13 at 23:13 +0100, antonio montagnani wrote:
>> I have an USB laser printer (Samsung ML-1610): should it be  discovered
>> by Fedora? how long does it take the discovery process??
>> Manual set-up work  flawlessly.
> In general, USB printers should be discovered and automatically
> configured in Fedora.  It can take up to a couple of minutes to do this.
> The reason it is slow is that the foomatic printer driver database takes
> a very long time to load (but work is in the pipeline to speed this up).
> For the Samsung ML-1610 specifically however, there is no driver we can
> ship which drives it.
> Tim.
> */
> --


why the prinetr is immediately found if I use system-config-printer
and a driver is installed?
It is not important, just for my understanding of how it works
Antonio Montagnani
Skype : amontag52

Linux Fedora 16 Verne

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