9 years ago
The printer configuration tool in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon allows you to add and remove printers, but does not allow configuring the printer or print driver in any way. There's a simple solution however:
This will open a configuration utility that allows you to select printer drivers and otherwise configure your printer. If the utility is not installed (it was by default for me), you need to install the package system-config-printer-gnome.
what's really *lacking* is comprehensive instruction (as magic mint notes you can access it from menu...administration/printers and you don't have to open terminal) on how to enter URI's. Newbs have no idea what to put there. eg. I'm trying to get it to find the usb to lpt at /dev/usb/lp0 and I can't just enter that as ipp://dev/usb/lp0 or it says nothing working pal or whatever. We need to get some kind of instruction up to cover that kind of thing..
The utility has been directly accessible from Cinnamon’s menu for quite a while.
I'm back off to Version 13 of mint again. Didn't have to do anything except click search for my network printer and everything configured itself. Did the developers from microsoft "help" make Version 17?
Does this also work on mint 16 KDE?
thanks.. really help me to configure my printer..
It would be nice if there was a link included in the Desktop allowing the user to configure their printer(s) from the get go.
Thank you. Now I know how to configure my printer, if its stuck.