network printer discovery

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?


Printer discovery is achieved using various methods. CUPS can use Avahi (Bonjour) and IPP for discovery… may also be of value to you…

HPLIP uses service discovery protocols like Avahi, and SLP…