LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

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LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:54 pm

I am having problems getting a network printer installed on LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 and given my newbie status am unsure how to accomplish this. I opened Printers in the Preferences menu and hit the button to add a new printer. This opened a new window where I can select local or network and can fill in a box with an address and toggle a search by address checkbox, but the add button is greyed out and I can only hit the cancel button. There is a message shown "FirewallD is not running. Network printer detection needs services mdns, ipp, ipp-client and samba-client enabled on firewall." regardless if the firewall is started or not. I have tried it both ways.

This is on a system where I already have a working LM8 helena x64 install, so I attempted to copy /etc/cups/printers.conf and the /etc/cups/ppd/* to my maya partition. This worked partially in that one of the printers is functional, but the other is not. The ppd from helena for the failing printer is for Gutenprint 5.2.4, but it appears that maya is running 5.2.8 and is not compatible. I also have a katya system and tried the ppd from there, but it appears that katya is using Foomatic and thus it isn't compatible with maya either.

Can someone guide me in getting a Gutenprint 5.2.8 ppd for my printer? Alternatively, can someone guide me in an alternative printer install procedure that will work given the IP address of the network printer?

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby xenopeek on Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:07 am

Moved here by moderator

What is your printer make & model? That would kinda help in answering this I think :wink:
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:48 am

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Moved here by moderator

What is your printer make & model? That would kinda help in answering this I think :wink:


Printer is a Brother HL-5050, which supports both PostScript and PCL. I install both versions as I find that with some documents the PS version runs into problems and I get an error message instead of the expected output. In those cases I try again using PCL and that works.

I was able to simply copy the PS configuration from helena, but the PCL configuration from helena is at an earlier Gutenprint level and the PCL configuration from katya is Foomatic.

I also have to get the "print to PDF" working.

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:40 pm

Any suggestions at this point for making progress in this? As I noted the installer does not appear to be working and at this point I have only one working printer of three I want to have available.

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:16 pm

Sorry, I'm not sure what your next step should be. Perhaps one of the more knowledgeable users here will pick up on your request for support. It seems rather specific issue though, so you may want to include some more information or steps you have tried for others to be able to help you with this.
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:44 pm

I'm not sure what else I can add to what I included in the first post. I will be happy to run appropriate diagnostics or commands from a terminal session and capture results to upload here, but I do not know what would be helpful. As I noted I attempted to "migrage" my current printers from helena only to find that only one of them is compatible under maya. I don't know if the problem is specifically related to the fact that I am using network printing, perhaps my install was incomplete and somthing is missing.

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby scousegit on Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:56 am

I have precisely the same problem. LM13, Cinnamon, X32, Samsung Q35 laptop, D-Link DP-301P+ print server attached to HP Laserjet 5L, wireless connection. Worked with Ubuntu 10.04.
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby lassipr on Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:20 am

scousegit wrote:I have precisely the same problem. LM13, Cinnamon, X32, Samsung Q35 laptop, D-Link DP-301P+ print server attached to HP Laserjet 5L, wireless connection. Worked with Ubuntu 10.04.


Mine too, same D-Link (printer Brother 8085), did work fine on Julia and Katya. Now dont get regomnised at all, + that FirewallD issue...
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:26 pm

Has anyone opened a bug report on this? We don't seem to be getting much in the way of answers here.

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby hairybiker on Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:07 pm

There are severe issues with the latest cups. There are several threads about not printing and if you check out the bug list networked printers are on it.
I have problems with my usb printer as well - been waiting for a fix for a couple of weeks now.
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby altair4 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:25 pm

You may have other issues specific to your particular printer but this "FIrewallD" problem is caused by using the wrong utility. Try this one in a terminal:
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system-config-printer
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby lassipr on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:52 am

altair4 wrote:You may have other issues specific to your particular printer but this "FIrewallD" problem is caused by using the wrong utility. Try this one in a terminal:
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system-config-printer


Ok, this one seems to work on my system. Alltough I did managed to connect printer with CUPS according to this thread:

[url]http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=103167&start=0
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:52 am

altair4 wrote:You may have other issues specific to your particular printer but this "FIrewallD" problem is caused by using the wrong utility. Try this one in a terminal:
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system-config-printer


I have run this utility and been able to successfully create my PCL printer. I also tried to create a "Generic CUPS-PDF Printer" with a Device URI "cups-pdf:/", but while I created it and it says it is creating and printing test pages I don't see the output anywhere. What did I miss?

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby altair4 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:24 pm

I also tried to create a "Generic CUPS-PDF Printer" with a Device URI "cups-pdf:/", but while I created it and it says it is creating and printing test pages I don't see the output anywhere. What did I miss?

It automatically creates a folder in your home directory called /PDF.

BTW, you can change the location of that folder is your choose:

Edit a file as root:
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gksu gedit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf

Look for this section:
### Key: Out
## CUPS-PDF output directory
## special qualifiers:
## ${HOME} will be expanded to the user's home directory
## ${USER} will be expanded to the user name
## in case it is an NFS export make sure it is exported without
## root_squash!
### Default: /var/spool/cups-pdf/${USER}

Out ${HOME}/PDF

That's the universal location so it will affect all users but to change it just change PDF to Documents for example.

You will probably have to restart cups ( sudo service cups restart ) and maybe logout and login again - I don't remember.
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:45 pm

altair4 wrote:
I also tried to create a "Generic CUPS-PDF Printer" with a Device URI "cups-pdf:/", but while I created it and it says it is creating and printing test pages I don't see the output anywhere. What did I miss?

It automatically creates a folder in your home directory called /PDF.

BTW, you can change the location of that folder is your choose:

Edit a file as root:
Code: Select all
gksu gedit /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf

Look for this section:
### Key: Out
## CUPS-PDF output directory
## special qualifiers:
## ${HOME} will be expanded to the user's home directory
## ${USER} will be expanded to the user name
## in case it is an NFS export make sure it is exported without
## root_squash!
### Default: /var/spool/cups-pdf/${USER}

Out ${HOME}/PDF

That's the universal location so it will affect all users but to change it just change PDF to Documents for example.

You will probably have to restart cups ( sudo service cups restart ) and maybe logout and login again - I don't remember.


I see no such file in my /etc/cups directory, so this is probably my problem. How do I get this file created? It would appear that deleting and adding a generic CUPS PDF printer is not sufficient to do so, as it did not create one.

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby altair4 on Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:39 pm

It would appear that you have a package missing:
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sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

That should have created the PDF printer for you and created the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf file automatically.
EDIT: You might want to remove the PDF printer you created and let the package create one for you.
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby dhdurgee on Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:00 pm

altair4 wrote:It would appear that you have a package missing:
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sudo apt-get install cups-pdf

That should have created the PDF printer for you and created the /etc/cups/cups-pdf.conf file automatically.
EDIT: You might want to remove the PDF printer you created and let the package create one for you.


That did the trick. I now have a working PDF printer as well as my network printer in both PS and PCL modes.

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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby scousegit on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:43 am

altair4, system-config-printer worked for me. Many thanks.
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby momist on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:26 pm

altair4 wrote: Try this one in a terminal:
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system-config-printer


Many thanks for that post altair4. I've been wondering for a long while why my printer would not print duplex, even with the newest HPLIP driver. Why are the options in the Mint System Settings so restricted?! This command brought up the dialogue I'm familiar with on other Linux systems, and that I can't seem to find from the menu.
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Re: LM 13 maya cinnamon x64 network printer install problem

Postby blackest_knight on Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:58 am

Thanks for this, just as a matter of interest if you have the chrome browser installed turn on cloud print and share the pdf printer, now you can print from your android phone / tablet to pdf files on your mint box :)
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