Gnome auto-discovered printers never work
I have problems to get printers to work on my Fedora 27 with Gnome. Everytime I add my notebook to a Network with a printer attached the printers show up right away. I can select all printers within the network but the printing would not work. When using the gnome-settings utility I'm able to find all network printers, but when trying to add them it fails with a notice that the printer driver could not be found, although it is present. Under Fedora it suggests to search for the driver package through the store, but all available packages are already installed.
As a work-around I enter the exact IP-Address of the printer and manually select the corresponding driver.
The auto-discovered printers show up with correct location information and driver, only the IP-Address is different e.g.
http://Brother HL-L8250CDN series._ipp._tcp.local:631.
I tried several printers in different networks with static IPv4-Adresses.
The tried printers are:
- Brother HL-L8250CDN
- Canon MB 5250
- Oki MC573
Thinkpad T440s i5-4000 OS: Fedora Linux 4.15.13-300.fc27.x86_64 #1 (closed) SMP Mon Mar 26 19:06:57 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
If I can provide more information, let me know!