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Fix Printing in SuSe by Having gutenprint

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On Ubuntu there are many many printer drivers on the distribution by default because of the package gutenprint . SuSe has this package in the Repos, but not default. When I tried to set up my printer, nothing but the generic driver was found, but I manually installed gutenprint after 3 hours of searching on Google, and the Driver was there. gutenprint should be there by default.

User benefit:

To improve the SUSE experience and to not turn off new users. When I could not find my driver I was tempted to install Ubuntu! (I just installed Suse today).


icons/user_comment.png T. E. wrote: (7 years ago)

The gutenprint drivers were installed by default on my opensuse installation, which was a DVD installation.
Maybe it's because you installed from the KDE or GNOME LiveCD? There is of course limited space on those CDs, the developers have a lot of trouble squeezing in a package mix to please everybody.

However, even if the drivers weren't installed it doesn't take 3 hours of googling and a manual install - just open the opensuse software installer in YAST, type gutenprint and click install.

icons/user_comment.png J. M. wrote: (7 years ago)

The request "Fix Printing in SuSe by Having gutenprint" does not make sense because we provide GimpPrint/Gutenprint "since ever".

Last change: 7 years ago
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