electroken wrote:So if I read the previous posts correctly, this is a problem with Mint which uses gnome 3. Does that mean in I have installed Mint mate I will be using gnome 2 and it will work correctly to install a printer?
No one seems to say that it will solve the problem or that by switching to mate from cinnamin will do it too.
I know that in previous versions of Mint and Ubuntu installing a printer was not too bad to do and most of the time I was able to do it unless I had some kind of problem with my network.
Now it seems we took a step backward and got rid a a gui which will lead us novices through the process to install a printer. Installing printers seems to be the most nasty job in computers and I have to say that Apple has had that right for many years. (Although to accomplish that, Apple makes its users buy apple only printers at a much higher price - not the way I want to go.)
I hope we can fix this issue soon before we lose even more new converts from the evil umpire.
** You can install MATE but then you will have other issues.
** Cinnamon contains the correct package to install the printer - it's just not in the Menu
** I agree that the Gnome3 gui has less function than the Gnome2 gui but it is consistent with Gnome's new Orwellian motto: "If we reduce function the desktop becomes more functional"
** Apple does not require you to to buy an Apple only printer - in fact I don't think there is such a thing.