Printing from Mobian
#1
What experiences have people here had with printing from Mobian (or any Pinephone
OS)?

I can print once only from Firefox-esr after a re-boot, then no printers show up
in Firefox or any other app. I have a RPi running a cups print server, which
at first allows any of 3 printers to be found, but after one print job, they are
not found.

I'd like to hear of any your ideas, or successes in printing.


John
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#2
Update:


I had better results by ignoring my CUPS print server and installing cups on

mobian to print directly to my wireless printer.

    sudo apt-get install cups cups-client lpr



Then adding my phone user to lpadmin

    sudo adduser mobian lpadmin

   

Then run CUPS from the browser

    http://localhost:631



Log in as mobian with phone passcode.



Go to Administration, Add Printer, and for me, choose ldp://<PrinterAddress>

To get this to work, I used the PrinterAddress from my other cups server, which

happens to be BrotherHL270-W/BINARY-P1.



This has allowed reliable printing from firefox-esr, Text Editor (gedit),

Image Viewer (eog) and Document Viewer (evince) but not Evolution or the command

line.
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(05-13-2021, 12:00 AM)johnd Wrote: ... installing cups on mobian to print directly to my wireless printer.

    sudo apt-get install cups cups-client lpr

Then adding my phone user to lpadmin

    sudo adduser mobian lpadmin

    Then run CUPS from the browser    http://localhost:631

Log in as mobian with phone passcode.

Go to Administration, Add Printer, and for me, choose ldp://<PrinterAddress>
...
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