[Desktop] Updating help to cover network printers

Chris Perry clissold345 at googlemail.com
Sun Nov 6 10:53:51 UTC 2016

Pete (the poster of the bug report) kindly reviewed the first
procedure on the page. Here's the new draft. Regards, Chris.


On 23 October 2016 at 09:49, Chris Perry <clissold345 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Dear all
> I'm updating the desktop help to cover network printers. My draft of
> the page is here (to be released in Ubuntu 17.04):
> http://people.ubuntu.com/~gunnarhj/printing-setup.html
> The 16.10 version of the page is here:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/printing-setup.html
> I just use a laptop and router (with no printer) so I can't check the
> draft myself. Could someone do checks for me and clarify one or two
> things? I suggest four points:
> 1. Are the steps "To set up a network printer" and "To set up a
> printer using a USB cable" correct? If not, what changes do I need to
> make?
> 2. In the second procedure step 4 I've mentioned sharing the printer
> on the network. Could someone check that this works? Once the printer
> is shared it should be possible for another computer on the network to
> see the printer and print on it.
> 3. If it can be covered briefly I'd like to cover the other options in
> the "New Printer" dialog box ("Windows Printer via SAMBA" and six
> other options). In some circumstances Ubuntu can't immediately find a
> network printer even if the user has the IP address? Is that correct?
> Is it to do with the printer being attached to the network via a print
> server that uses a protocol other than CUPS? Can someone explain this
> to me in simple terms? What's the simplest way of covering this point?
> 4. Do any other changes need to be made to the draft?
> Regards,
> Chris.

More information about the ubuntu-doc mailing list