October 1, 2016

Correct Printing Issues in Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Within most Debian operating systems, including Ubuntu and Linux Mint, you may have noticed that the operating system automatically discovers and adds printers. I have an HP LaserJet P1102w, and while it seems convenient that the printer is automatically installed for me, it simply doesn't work out of the box. If you attempt to delete the printer, it will automatically reappear.

To correct this problem, edit /etc/cups/cups-browsed.conf as shown below.

At the top of the file, add:
BrowseRemoteProtocols none

Reboot, and you'll notice that the printer is not present. Now, add a new printer and the operating system will automatically use HP's Linux Imaging and Printing software (HPLIP), and within seconds you'll be up and running.

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