Installing Printer in Ubuntu: Firewall Error

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I am using Ubuntu. While I am trying to add new printer to my machine, Firewall error message appeared on the screen.

It says that FirewallD is not running and that the printer detection needs services, mdns, ipp, ipp-client and samba-client enabled on firewall.

Can anyone help me resolving this issue? 

Thank you.


FirewallD is not running.

Network printer detection needs services mdns, ipp,ipp-client and samba-client enabled on firewall.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #149781

Installing Printer in Ubuntu: Firewall Error


Good day!

The firewallD error during printer installation is a bug prevailing in Ubuntu. Unfortunately the problem in the conventional printer configuration tool has not been fixed yet by Canonical Ltd. But there is a way around it.

Also you should know that this problem only appears when Gnome 3 desktop environment is installed and does not appear in Unity.

So to work around the problem you can use the ‘system-config-printer’ in place of the ‘printer configuration tool’. To start it, press ALT + F2, then type: system-config-printer then press Enter.

Answered By 0 points N/A #149782

Installing Printer in Ubuntu: Firewall Error



This is a prevailing bug in Ubuntu’s Gnome Printer interface and has not been resolved yet.

A turn around would be manually corrected by pressing Alt-F2, key in system-config-printer and press enter.

This workaround has been working well with most versions up to 13.04.

I hope this also works well with you.

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