Anton Aylward composed on 2017-02-28 08:08 (UTC-0500):
Well I took the bite and upgraded from 13.2 all the
way to 42.2 as Tumbleweed.
For the most part it has gone well, or well enough.
In one jump from 13.2 to TW? Stopover in 42.2 on the way to TW? Offline, or with
I have a few complaints about the look and feel;
"Oxygen" isn't the same and the
GTK3 took some tweaking to bring back the end arrows on the scroll bars. I
haven't figured that for the rest of KDE.
Please provide specifics for restoring the end arrows. Firefox 46 & up (built
with GTK3) and SeaMonkey >2.40 are unusable here because those are missing.
But a show-stopper is the printer.
It worked fine and was set up with no problems in 13.2 but won't function in
The 5170DN is a postscript printer and I seem to
recall reading that the new
openSuse standard is for the print system to be PDF based not postscript based.
I don't know how to get round that.
Well OK I could if this was a pure UNIX SVR2 but it
isn't, its CUPS.
I also saw mention that the PPD/drivers were 32-bit.
The 13.2 system was 64-bit
but that worked. OK, so I put back the libstdc++6-32bit and restarted CUPS.
Still no joy.
I deleted the printers and reinstalled using YAST.
This is a network connected
printer. From within YAST the test page prints OK, but I then subsequently
can't print from any application or use 'lp' to print any page as I once
Considering the postscript/PDF change I've considered :-
a) use the print dialogue to save the page as a .ps in /tmp
b) use netcat to squirt the .ps to port 515 of the printer.
No, that can't be right, surely there's a
Have I been misled? Am I making some wrong
In the past CUPS and Yast have "just worked" and I've never had any
Perhaps I should have stuck with 13.2 despite the EOL.
After all, it worked and I had no complaints.
I'm not sure that I can roll back not that the various repositories have been
I haven't tried printer setup on any 42.2 installations, and don't remember
anything about printer setup on any of my TW installations, even if I did any. I
don't print much. But ethernet printing works fine here on 42.1 with my
HL-5470DN using the 32-bit software and instructions from Brother's web site:
# rpm -qa | sort | egrep 'hl5|cups'
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