On 06/08/2021 19.08, Douglas McGarrett wrote:
On 8/6/21 4:56 AM, Cor Blom wrote:
Op 06-08-2021 om 07:09 schreef Stefan Seyfried:
On 06.08.21 02:27, Robert Kaiser wrote:
Axel Braun schrieb:
Printer setup....is a steady source of joy, and I have to admit, I struggle with the setup in YaST as well. How can we improve the workflow? It was mentioned (not in this show) that Fedora is way better in that sense - Neal, can you comment?
Should we not move from the yast printer setup as default to the desktop tools and make that experience as flawless as possible? Then the yast printer module does not to be installed by default and we remove one element that can complicate things?
In my experience people without much computer skills or knowledge of openSUSE look into systemsettings if they want to configure a printer. Of course, making everything work without configuration is even simpler, but I don't know if that's possible.
System Settings produces a small graphic with the words: "Print service is unavailable" and below that, "Bad file descriptor." Windows 10 Home on this same machine automatically found and setup the Epson printer, without any input from me at all. A trial of Mint on a different computer (before the lightning) also found and set up the Epson without any input from me. Why can't OpenSUSE Leap do the same? This is not a new printer with the new universal stuff that's been bandied about here--it's at least 5 years old.
Simple: the firewall by default blocks printer discovery.