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[Bug 1642454] Re: Installing Network Printer via Add Printer wizard creates incorrect Device URI (Ubuntu 16.04)


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  Installing Network Printer via Add Printer wizard creates incorrect
  Device URI (Ubuntu 16.04)

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Bug description:

  Installing a network printer in Ubuntu 16.04 appears to install the
  incorrect Device URI.

  I am not sure how the Device URI is supposed to work in Ubuntu, but installing the printer using the Ubuntu Add Printer wizard (GUI) a string of alpha characters is entered. Users are unable to print. However, manually changing this to the Printer IP address does allow printing to work. 

  I confirmed this issue with four separate machines all running clean
  installations of Ubuntu 16.04 with no modifications, and updates

  *Please see attached PDF with installation procedure and screenshots
  for details.


  Installation Example:

  Example network printer: Brother DCP-L2540DW (Static IP:

  *Adding the printer: "Settings > Printer > Add"
  *Select printer under "Network Printer", Host Name shows "BRN30055C829554".
  *Complete installation after selecting an acceptable driver.
  *Printer does NOT print. Printer Properties shows "Device URI": "lpd://BRN30055C829554/BINARY_P1"
  *Changing Device URI to printer IP (using "Change" option) corrects Device URI to IP address "lpd://"
  *Printing is now successful.

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