[STICKY] How to Add Network Printer in Zorin 6

[STICKY] How to Add Network Printer in Zorin 6

Postby tgentry » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:25 pm

You will get a error when trying to add a network printer about firewallD not running. Here is the workaround I found.

WORKAROUND: As an alternative to the printer configuration tool from the new Gnome Shell control center, you can still use system-config-printer. To open it, just press Alt+F2, type system-config-printer and press Enter.

It appears a patch was added to Gnome back in July that requires FirewallD to be running in order to add a network printer.
see: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/commits- ... 09761.html

This only appears to affect those using the Gnome 3 desktop environment, and this problem is not present in Unity, so you can still add the pinter in Unity's control panel, but users wanting to use Gnome will encounter this. The specific error message is:
"FirewallD is not running. Network printer detection needs services mdns, ipp, ipp-client and samba-client enabled on firewall."

The documentation in the mentioned patch suggests this behavior is actually intentional. However, FirewallD is, as far as I know, specific to Fedora.
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Re: How to Add Network Printer in Zorin 6

Postby jessedwalker69 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:58 pm

tgentry, Thanks so much for posting this info. Alt+F2, etc. worked like magic!
Again, thanks! I had been working on this for 2 weeks..
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Re: [STICKY] How to Add Network Printer in Zorin 6

Postby Arved » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:08 pm

When asking for authentication, an administrative username and password fails login. What username and password do I use, if not the administrators? I get this even when run from an administrator account.
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Re: [STICKY] How to Add Network Printer in Zorin 6

Postby Wolfman » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:46 am

Arved wrote:When asking for authentication, an administrative username and password fails login. What username and password do I use, if not the administrators? I get this even when run from an administrator account.

Hi,

try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXiqmqVZnrY

I don't do it myself!.

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