Acer Laptop: "inxi" yields
CPU~Dual core Intel Pentium B940 (-MCP-) speed/max~1878/2000 MHz
Kernel~4.13.0-43-generic x86_64 Up~1 min
Acer Desktop: "inxi" yields
CPU~Quad core Intel Core i5-2320 (-MCP-) speed/max~1602/3300 MHz Kernel~4.13.0-43-generic x86_64 Up~12 min
Printer: Epson NX625
The laptop allowed me to install the printer, which it saw immediately when I went to add it. Print Manager found the driver on its own; I don't recall having to do anything but pick from a list
The desktop also sees the printer as a network printer, finds its Host IP address and its Queue, offers a connection, but when I click "Forward" to let it find the driver, it hangs and never locates or installs anything.
Searches on Epson's site and general third-party sites don't turn up anything I'm able to install.
- why can the laptop take care of this and the desktop not?
- what can I do about it?
I could of course hand off files to be printed from the desktop to the laptop, but that's cumbersome and not possible at all if the laptop is unavailable.