Fedora 18 network printer setup
D. Hugh Redelmeier
hugh at mimosa.com
Wed Mar 27 05:41:32 UTC 2013
I have a Brother DCP-7065dn printer scanner connected to my LAN.
Sadly, it requires a proprietary driver. I've installed that.
I asked the System Settings: Printers to set it up (add the printer).
The SS:P found the printer (so it must have found its IP address) and
added it. But the SS:P was only willing to configure it with the IP
Address "localhost". Not surprisingly, printing didn't work.
I even tried telling SS:P the printer's IP address, but it ignored
that and used localhost.
I used SS:P to remove the printer again.
I used the CUPS web server to add the printer (as suggested on the
Brother page). That worked. My printer has a static IP address,
which made pointing Firefox at it easier.
Why would Systems Settings: Printers not be able to add this network
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