efc-techzonez wrote:I believe that Mint has made some wrong turns in recent distributions.
I wouldn't disagree with that, probably because I don't get that excited by eye candy or animation effects for desktop screens, mainly I want the OS to boot and run applications i select, and if I need windows apps I usually use a VM, such as Oracle/Sun's virtualbox or a separate machine just for windows' or maybe dos games..
You need the hardware specs: brand/model numbers for specific help
And, since you have a print server, the issue will be server software support for that manufacturer's device: print serveretc etc!
--how the network connection requirements are stated to function, such as the protocols being supported, eg IPP (Internet Printing Protocol, the method that web pages use to print to a local/internal network printer
--also which printer is being used (the print device on that print server) ..
--then say what specifically is tried and does not work for you: and provide the path, such as how you are printing to the device!
efc-techzonez wrote:Network printer detection needs services mdns, ipp, ipp-client and samba-client
I don't know why it indicates firewall needed, since it is really avahi + the other protocols you indicated
--unfortunately for me Samba (a cifs kludge (reverse engineered protocol), although a good one is installed by default in the belief that people will want to share windows OS folders ?
I don't, and I could always use only the protocol (in the repositories cifs-util I think!), without the extra Samaba resources: client/server Network print server bugs..https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/213081
Instead of using the GUI, Gnome print manager, I usually prefer to look at the cups (client..)
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--as the method to see all the data belonging to a printer, and the ability to easily add/remove it