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.