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Welcome to the Printing Portal edit

The current content here is mainly a collection of links to articles where you find the actual documentation and help regarding printing.

Known Issues

See openSUSE:Most annoying bugs in particular:



For older known issues see Archive:Printing News.


For the history of Printing News see Archive:Printing News.

Full compliance with upstream Ghostscript

openSUSE 12.2 provides a major cleanup of Ghostscript. All our own patches were dropped to enforce a reset to 100% compliance with upstream.

For background information see in the openSUSE Bugzilla the issue "Ghostscript: Package clean-up and upgrade to latest stable release" in particular see comment #36 therein.

Work in Progress

Deal with the major incompatible changes since CUPS 1.6

CUPS 1.6 and later versions have major incompatible changes compared to all CUPS versions up to 1.5.4.

In particular since CUPS 1.6 printing in the network does no longer work as it did up to CUPS 1.5.4, see SDB:CUPS in a Nutshell.

Furthermore since CUPS 1.6 several programs that are needed for print job processing (so called "filters" for printing) were dropped in CUPS and are now provided in the separated package "cups-filters".

Up to openSUSE 13.2 we provide CUPS version 1.5.4 so that there are no incompatible changes up to openSUSE 13.2.

After the openSUSE 13.2 release it is planned to upgrade the printing system in the openSUSE build service development project "Printing" to CUPS 1.7 or CUPS 2.x plus cups-filters.

For more detailed information what is going on see in the openSUSE Bugzilla the issue bnc#735404.

Topics edit

For plain printers, see the links in the "All of Printing"-box on the right.

For all-in-one devices (i.e. when the printer has also a scanner device included) you have to set up the scanner unit separately, see


SDB:Configuring Scanners

SDB:How to set-up a HP printer

YaST/Modules/Scanner at

Things to do edit

Provide a better content here.

Please note that what I (User:Jsmeix) can provide here is basically only a draft of technically correct information. I am neither a native English speaker nor a technical writer nor can I imagine correctly what the appropriate wording is to address unexperienced users in the right way. If technical experts try to imagine unexperienced users, the result could be texts which treat them like idiots ("please click the [Finish] button to finish the task").

Fortunately this is a Wiki so that anyone who knows how to address unexperienced users appropriately can enhance the articles accordingly. Do not hesitate to enhance the articles or add completely new articles. I enabled Wiki's "watch" functionality for the articles which are currently listed here so that I can check if changes keep the article technically correct.

Very Many Thanks in advance for your contribution to the openSUSE Wiki!