Last Sunday I installed Mint 14 Cinnamon. My Mint PC is on VLAN 1 and network printers are on VLAN 20. There are two printers. Both can easily be accessed and meddled with administratively from the Mint PC using Firefox pointed to their IP addresses. Ping to the IP address works.
Using the truly minimalist printer GUI under Preferences, I inserted the IP address of the HP printer, clicked find on network, the printer was found, I clicked on ADD, it installed, and works fine. The IP address block shows the correct address. No special firewall settings seem to be needed beyond what I have.
If I insert the IP address that goes to the Brother MFC-9320cw in the printer GUI, it finds the Brother printer and allows me to add it. However, in the IP address block it shows the printer alphanumeric name not the IP address like it does for the HP. Mulitple attempts lead to the same result. Print jobs to this printer stall. Forced installation of drivers makes no difference. I had no problem establishing this printer using just the counterpart (but more extensive) GUI in Ubuntu 9.10 and later in 10.04.1. Do I need to install the foomatic GUI to get the IP address accepted? Something else?
Thanks for any help.