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Printer problem

On Wed, 16 May 2018 16:46:31 +0200
Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, you're right, they are old, but they seem to be the only ones,
> and as one of those links said, they work on 16.04. On 18.04, I don't
> know, but it's worth a try.

You were right. It worked - although it complained about package
libpango1.0-0  not being  installed. Once I'd installed that the
installation proceeded more or less OK, although I did get a series of
what appeared to be harmless errors that related to i386, e.g.:
 /etc/ld.so.conf.d/i386-linux-gnu_EGL.conf: no such file or directory

Once installed, it went through a simple command line setup offering
USB or network and I can now print from Pluma. The printer now appears
in the System>Administration>Printers window.

Maybe what was preventing me setting up the printer in the first place
was the absence of libpango1.0-0 . Perhaps it would have worked
normally if that package had been installed. A bug maybe?

Thanks for your help.
Richard Kimber