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?
In times of driverless printing, it actually should not be a hassle to do any printer setup any more. LWN has a good read on this at https://lwn.net/Articles/857502/ - and yes, that talks about Fedora.
Unfortunately, I was unable to set up driverless printing on Leap 15.2 with YaST2, I had to resort to enabling the CUPS webfrontend. From there it was a piece of cake. It is entirely possible that it is possible to set it up with YaST2, but driverless being the best choice for many / most newly available printers (hey, I would have almost installed binary crap drivers from brother's website, hadn't I discovered driverless printing ;-), there should be a much more prominent option in YaST2 to enable it, or even just have it always enabled by default. Then tell people to just look for "AirPrint" labeled printers.
So IMO there is room for improvement in openSUSE.