driver for a printer connected to a remote computer

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Sun Mar 31 22:10:22 UTC 2013

On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 11:36:23PM +0200, antonio montagnani wrote:
> A printer connected to a computer on my network is easily discovered but
> driver is generally a Raw generic driver: therefore I cannot use part of
> options (i.e. printing multiple pages on a single sheet and so on).
> If I want to have full functionality I have to install driver by hand using
> system-config-printer.
> (I am using a Samsung ML-1610 laser printer)
> Is this behaviour normal??

You need to install network printers too.  This means you need to choose
the appropriate drivers to get a complete functionality.  Usually Fedora
ships most printer drivers, if the driver for your printer is missing
please try to file a bugzilla report.

Hope this helps,


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