No printer settings

On Debian Jessie 8 with Mate desktop no printer settings were available.

This turned out to be a multi-problem.

First I needed to install the dialog:

apt-get install system-config-printer

Then the dialog appeared under System -> Administration -> Printer settings

But it did not stop there. Every attempt to add a printer the regular way in the dialog failed silent crashes and console outputs like this after failed searches for drivers:

No ID match for device dnssd://<printername>._pdl-datastream._tcp.local/:
MFG:<printername>;CMD:PCL;
No ID match for device dnssd://<printername>._pdl-datastream._tcp.local/:
MFG:<printername>;CMD:PCL;
No ID match for device lpd://printer/BINARY_P1:
MFG:<printername>;CMD:PJL,PCL,PCLXL;
[xcb] Unknown request in queue while dequeuing
[xcb] Most likely this is a multi-threaded client and XInitThreads has not been called
[xcb] Aborting, sorry about that.
python: ../../src/xcb_io.c:179: dequeue_pending_request: Försäkran "!xcb_xlib_unknown_req_in_deq" falsk.

To add a printer I had to use the "Add URI" option when adding a printer and specify an IP address like this in the device URI field in the dialog, where x.x.x.x is the IP of the printer:

ipp://x.x.x.x/ipp

After that the dialog worked as usual with options to manually select the correct driver.

This is a personal note. Last updated: 2015-09-06 21:13:31.



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