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    Is network printer discovery as bad as it appears to be, at first glance?

    I've used desktop Linux for 20 years. Mandrake, Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu/Neon, and others. I've never had so much trouble installing LAN printers as I have on OpenSUSE. I finally gave-up; I turned-off the firewall, and used KDE tools to discover & install the printers--along with their PPD files.

    Is there a good tutorial somewhere, or is YAST network printer discovery unusable?

    Lance

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceHaverkamp View Post
    Is network printer discovery as bad as it appears to be, at first glance?

    I've used desktop Linux for 20 years. Mandrake, Debian, Fedora, Kubuntu/Neon, and others. I've never had so much trouble installing LAN printers as I have on OpenSUSE. I finally gave-up; I turned-off the firewall, and used KDE tools to discover & install the printers--along with their PPD files.

    Is there a good tutorial somewhere, or is YAST network printer discovery unusable?

    Lance
    Printer discovery is achieved using various methods. CUPS can use Avahi (Bonjour) and IPP for discovery...
    https://www.cups.org/doc/network.html


    This may also be of value to you...
    https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...#sec-print-net

    HPLIP uses service discovery protocols like Avahi, and SLP...
    https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-i...ml?language=ko
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 16-Jun-2022 at 18:22.
    openSUSE Leap 15.4; KDE Plasma 5

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