Printer setup dialog unusable

Bug #1158584 reported by Nick Phillips on 2013-03-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

It appears to be impossible to add a printer by FQDN/hostname/IP using the Gnome printer settings panel's "Add Printer" option.

Whether I type in anything in the "address" box or not, the same long list of printer models appears in the list above, and one of those (that does not correspond to the hostname specified) is added if I press "add".

It is absolutely essential that it be possible to add a printer by FQDN; we have enough devices on the LAN that it is impossible to tell which autodiscovered printer is which.

Workaround is to use the CUPS web interface at http://localhost:631

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-26.42-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Mar 22 13:18:54 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-03-15 (6 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 activity-log-manager-control-center 0.9.4-0ubuntu4.2
 deja-dup 24.0-0ubuntu2
 gnome-control-center-signon 0.0.18-0ubuntu1
 indicator-datetime 12.10.2-0ubuntu3.1

Nick Phillips (nick-phillips) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

(note that Ubuntu/unity still use system-config-printer and not the GNOME ui since that one has quite some known limitation)

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