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Old 08-21-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
Jeff91
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Setting up network printer on Debian


I feel slightly stupid, but I am having trouble getting my network printer setup on Debian Wheezy. I'm using the system-config-printer (which worked without issues on my Ubuntu 12.04 based Bodhi).

On Wheezy it isn't detecting any printers on the network automatically:

http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-50...4.79594131.jpg

If I point it to the IP address of the printer, it sees it:

http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-50...9.95550266.jpg

However, once I click through the prompts selecting the proper driver, clicking apply at this last screen simply doesn't do anything:

http://www.enlightenment.org/ss/e-50...3.92530595.jpg

Any suggestions?

On my Ubuntu based machine it auto detects the network printer at the first screen:

http://i.imgur.com/ufDif.png

And it doesn't even prompt me to select a driver. Any suggestions? I'm kind of at a loss here. I even tried launching the printer tool via terminal, but no useful output was posted there.

Any suggestions for alternative printer configuration tools?

~Jeff
 
Old 08-21-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
aus9
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hi

Quote:
Any suggestions for alternative printer configuration tools?
install cups and I like the driver set from gutenprint

open web browser and go to

http://localhost:631/admin

click on add printer.....popup should input....root and your passwd

then you should see network printers

I can't snapshot an exact image but can show where it should be as I have an usb printer ....not a network one

-------

if networks don't appear....maybe network discovery is not working....cups as a help page

http://localhost:631/help/network.html

2) If you found this post helpful, any chance your team can get the correct licenses into the docs?
--according to my eyesight this does not appear to have been done

I understand I am naughty for introducing other forum "fora" but I have no way of contacting you,
for reasons you may remember.

I understand from one of the license holders, you were busy and were going to get around to it.

so forgive me for reminding you.

http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi/pool/main/e/

Last edited by aus9; 09-25-2013 at 07:43 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2014, 08:36 PM   #3
mickg01
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Adding Cups Printer to Debian

to do this in Debian I had to launch Iceweasel from a Root Terminal using 'iceweasel http://localhost:631/admin'

Otherwise enter root and root password and all went well.


Quote:
Originally Posted by aus9 View Post
hi



install cups and I like the driver set from gutenprint

open web browser and go to

http://localhost:631/admin

click on add printer.....popup should input....root and your passwd

then you should see network printers

I can't snapshot an exact image but can show where it should be as I have an usb printer ....not a network one

-------

if networks don't appear....maybe network discovery is not working....cups as a help page

http://localhost:631/help/network.html

2) If you found this post helpful, any chance your team can get the correct licenses into the docs?
--according to my eyesight this does not appear to have been done

I understand I am naughty for introducing other forum "fora" but I have no way of contacting you,
for reasons you may remember.

I understand from one of the license holders, you were busy and were going to get around to it.

so forgive me for reminding you.

http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi/pool/main/e/
 
Old 01-03-2014, 10:04 PM   #4
dolphin_oracle
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Here's the brother site with drivers and instructions for your printer.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...ml#MFC-9840CDW
 
  


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