Problem setting up printers in Lucid

pkaplan1 at pkaplan1 at
Tue May 18 01:55:15 UTC 2010

I don't think this is a driver issue. I'm pretty certain that when the config tool lists the printer type it is reading something that our network admins have programed into the print server at the specific TCP address. If I select one of the printers and click Next, I get to a list of printer manufacturers and subsequently a list of printer types and finally drivers. My problem is in not being able to identify which printer (which print server) is associated with each name the initial list because instead of seeing the TCP address, I see a 6-character code which is meaningless to me. 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "glenn opdycke-hansen" <glennoph at> 
To: "Kubuntu user technical support" <kubuntu-users at> 
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 8:07:36 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: Problem setting up printers in Lucid 

For HP printers, HPLIP is helpful. 


On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 15:19, < pkaplan1 at > wrote: 

When selecting Printer Configuration in Karmic and then New Network Printer, I was presented with a list of printers on my LAN each of which had the printer model and its TCP/IP address (on our LAN it would be as in: 

HP Color LaserJet 4700 ( 
HP Color LaserJet 4700 ( 
RICOH Aficio MP C2550 ( 
RICOH Aficio MP C2550 ( 

Canon iR C5185-H1 1.2 ( 
Canon iR C5185-H1 1.2 ( 

In Lucid, the parenthetical TCP/IP is replaced sometimes by a cryptic 6 character string in brackets. To the right is a box "Enter Device URI" with a pre-populated entry for each printer as follows. 

dnssd://HP%20Color%20LaserJet%204700%20%5B271B88%5D._printer._tcp.local/ (The 6 character string follows the "%5B"). There is no TCP/IP address to be found so I don't know which printer is which. 

I can ping the printers by their names or TCP/IP #s, but I have no way of connecting the tabular listing of printers in the new format with the TCP/IP addresses or printer names. 

Any ideas how to identify the printers by TCP/IP in the config list without testing each one individually until I hit on the right one? 

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