I´m having problems setting up network printing in Fedora 16. In the printer setup box it says FirewallD is not running and gives a list of protocols that need to be enabled. I cannot find a FirewallD but have gone into Firewall and enabled the protocols. There is obviously something I´m missing.

The printer is a Canon MP970 and is connected to a Windows machine.

Update: 4Nov12

Bought a new printer - same problem. This time I set it up properly as a network printer. Windows 7 and Ubuntu both find the printer and print fine. Fedora still complains FirewallD is not running.

The new printer is a Canon MG6250. I have installed the drivers from RPM packages.

  • Is the printer itself on the network. Can you ping it from Fedora? – Faheem Mitha Jul 2 '12 at 15:11
  • No. It is connected via USB. – Andrew Heath Jul 3 '12 at 9:05
  • Printer has a network jack in it, so have plugged it in. Now what? It´s IP is – Andrew Heath Jul 6 '12 at 15:30
  • See if you can ping it. Also try telnetting to it. Then you need to figure out if you can get a driver for it. From a quick Google, it looks like the support is dodgy. – Faheem Mitha Jul 6 '12 at 18:29
  • You might find this helpful - openprinting.org/printer/Canon/Canon-MULTIPASS-MP970 There is a lot of other random stuff scattered across the web of course, but I can't test it. – Faheem Mitha Jul 6 '12 at 18:36

Finally found the answer in the Ask Fedora forums. Someone there had the same problem and one of the responces said to enter system-config-printer into Terminal and configure the printer that way. I can now print!

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