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[Bug 1642454] Re: Installing Network Printer via Add Printer wizard creates incorrect Device URI (Ubuntu 16.04)
Also see related documentation Bug report #1630272.
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Installing Network Printer via Add Printer wizard creates incorrect
Device URI (Ubuntu 16.04)
Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
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
Example network printer: Brother DCP-L2540DW (Static IP: 192.168.1.20)
*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://192.168.1.20/BINARY_P1"
*Printing is now successful.
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