F16 Printer Setup

Tim Evans tkevans at tkevans.com
Mon Nov 14 16:37:46 UTC 2011

On 11/14/2011 10:52 AM, Tim Waugh wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-11-14 at 10:13 -0500, Tim Evans wrote:
>> New F16 install (fresh install, not preupgrade). Printer setup says:
>> FirewallD is not running. Network printer detection needs services mdns,
>> ipp, ipp-client and samba-client enabled on firewall.
>> If firewall isn't running, why does it say all this stuff need to be
>> enabled on firewall?  Or am I mis-reading this?
> "FirewallD" is the mechanism for configuring the firewall.  Without that
> mechanism running, the firewall cannot be modified by that program
> (GNOME System Settings, 'printers' plugin).  It doesn't mean the
> firewall is not running, just that it cannot be altered by the program.
> The ability to configure network printers using the GNOME System
> Settings program is fairly basic at the moment.  You may have more luck
> with system-config-printer (Applications ->  Other ->  Printing).

Thanks for the explanation of the message, and for the reminder 
system-config-printer still exists.  Works fine, and it did prompt for 
opening the firewall (I expect I'll disable the firewall, since I'm 
behind a dedicated firewall system anyway).

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