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Sharing a printer

asked 2016-11-02 07:46:11 -0500

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Hi! I have a printer connected to my Fedora workstation. The workstation is connected to en extender and then to a switch. I have tried to installed the printer directly to the switch and also the USB at the back of the extender. The only time i get the printer working is when i connect it directly to the machine through USB.

So, my question now is, how do i share the printer with all my other devices on the network.

This is a HP LaserJet PRO MFP M277 dw.

I might need HP tools, or some form of driver communicator for the device i guess.. Appreciate all answers and salut to all the great community people!

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OK. Thanks, both of you :)

sigurdsk gravatar imagesigurdsk ( 2016-11-02 13:47:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-02 12:22:43 -0500

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Just install system-config-printer and make it public. I don't know why this option is absent in the usual gnome printer settings.

Non need to tinker with browser pointing to cups setup.

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answered 2016-11-02 09:20:03 -0500

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updated 2016-11-02 16:40:57 -0500

What desktop environment are you using?



in your browser. It should load a front end for CUPS administration. There you can set sharing for you printer.

You should not need any HP tools as those printers are well supported in GNU Linux (hplib) - If it is missing, install it: sudo dnf install hplib hplib-common hplib-libs.

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As the printer is working when connected, cups is necessarely installed.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2016-11-02 13:22:00 -0500 )edit

Oh, yes, I edited my answer. Since printer seems to working, no need to install the hplip* packages as well.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-11-02 17:20:23 -0500 )edit

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