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Adding Network Printer

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Adding Network Printer

#1 Post by mmontz » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:48 pm

New user of MX-16 and MX Linux.

Trying to setup a Brother network printer. Adding it through Printer Settings finds the printer on the network and adds it. When printing a test page it errors with 'Processing - Unable to locate printer "Brother5C8D49A4"' Same issue using CUPS Administrator.

I can log into the printer's WEB interface using the network IP. I have run various distros on this compter and never had an issue adding the printer.

Being new to MX Linux maybe I am missing something.

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Re: Adding Network Printer

#2 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:12 pm

Check Print Settings> Printer and see if Printer is enabled.
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Re: Adding Network Printer

#3 Post by mmontz » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:04 am

Yes it is enabled.

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Re: Adding Network Printer

#4 Post by asqwerth » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:35 am

... Adding it through Printer Settings finds the printer on the network and adds it
I see that you are adding the printer through its name/model + lpd alphanumeric ID listed in the Printer Settings. I have found that my Brother network printer no longer prints if I just use that. It used to in MX14. This happened around the time the proprietary driver (.ppd file) no longer worked in Debian but the open driver that began to show up in Printer Settings as the recommended driver did.

What works is to use the printer's IP address. So after the printer entry is created, I go back to edit the settings by changing the bit where its name/lpd ID is to its http IP address. Once I do that, it works.
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Re: Adding Network Printer (Solved)

#5 Post by mmontz » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:41 pm

I think I did what you suggested. I changed the Device URI to lpd://printer ip address.

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Re: Adding Network Printer (Solved)

#6 Post by asqwerth » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:02 am

mmontz wrote:I think I did what you suggested. I changed the Device URI to lpd://printer ip address.

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I actually used http://192.xxx.xxx etc as the URI
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Re: Adding Network Printer

#7 Post by alten » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:16 pm

Thank you so much. Worked for me: (MX-17)
URI: http://192.x.x.x

Not sure whether this will survive a DHCP timeout though (say the printer was off for a couple of months). Putting a printer static address on the ToDo list . . .
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