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    I'm a little confused. tonight I tried to set up a laserjet printer with my 11.10 machine.. the problem is it did not ask me to choose the proper protocol I wanted to use. instead it just give me the choices of local and network and tried to find it on its own. the problem is, It never did work right. are these features expect to be missing in the final release of 11.10? I can't choose lpd, ipp, none of that. Any idea?
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    Re: printing??

    sadly its the new gtk3 devs spirit: hiding a bunch of parameters and make tweaking more technical, only using gsettings/dconf (dialog boxes removed). They are thinking to reduce the number of issues due to wrong users settings/tweakings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    sadly its the new gtk3 devs spirit: hiding a bunch of parameters and make tweaking more technical, only using gsettings/dconf (dialog boxes removed). They are thinking to reduce the number of issues due to wrong users settings/tweakings.

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    Like what, common sense? How the hell do they think removing all of those features makes sense. I mean, clearly something isn't working when my network printer comes up as "localhost" and won't even allow me to print to it.

    Don't let me down, 11.10. So far the chances are looking good, though...

    EDIT - not to mention, my printer gets auto-assigned (based on previous experience with earlier versions of Ubuntu) a KONICA MINOLTA driver. The problem is none of these drivers work. I need to manually scroll down further and select "Minolta" and then find my driver and bam it works.

    How can I change the driver of the printer in 11.10? Can't I even do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbrick49 View Post
    Really? We need to use CUPS via web now to handle the simplest of printing management on home Linux systems?
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    If it is a Laserjet, just install HPLIP from the software Center. It is the official HP tool. Enjoy.

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    I have the samsung unified driver from samsung mine works ok but I did use the cups one earlier in oneiric
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    Quote Originally Posted by collisionystm View Post
    If it is a Laserjet, just install HPLIP from the software Center. It is the official HP tool. Enjoy.
    Hplip is part of the default install. Has been for a while.

    hplip-gui is optional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roasted View Post
    Really? We need to use CUPS via web now to handle the simplest of printing management on home Linux systems?
    No. You can use it via the command line if your so inclined. I always use CUPS. Takes me about 5 minutes tops,to set it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Hplip is part of the default install. Has been for a while.

    hplip-gui is optional.

    I know that. but the GUI offers many more features. The CUPS interface is confusing to a new user.

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