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Firewalld is not running: Network printer detection needs... "Error in Ubuntu"

Written by Guillermo Garron .
Date: 2012-02-18 09:22:00 -0500

If when trying to configure a network printer, using Gnome over Ubuntu 11.10 you get this error:

FirewallD is not running. Network printer detection needs services mdns, ipp, ipp-client and samba client enabled on firewall.

You will have to find a workaround, and one possible one is to open a window terminal and run:


Hope this helps you when trying to configure your new printer with your Ubuntu laptop or desktop computer.


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