Decided to try Mate.
One big issue so far: I installed printer support but the printer tool that is in Xfce and Gnome isn’t there? What do I need to install?
Decided to try Mate.
Nevermind, still interested in an answer but went back to install Xfce (offline) since well… my experience with Mate was not that good; minor things like the panel clock crashing 5 times in two hours.
…And now Arch’s mirrors is down for maintenance so posting this from Windows
Panel clock crashing, weird I just installed Vanilla Arch/Mate on my 2nd pc with no issues yet. Did it just disappear?
I got the option to automaticall restart it (dialogue popup). Annoying tho, and kind of undermined my confidence in the DE.
Back on Xfce for now. Took some time because I missed the Arch maintainence by 3 minutes and had to wait until 22:00 to do my first -Syu
@Resiliencia has given you an answer. The tool/package you are missing is system-config-printer.
It’s no different there.
My point was that (for other reasons) I went back to Xfce, offline install.
(Oddly enough, doing the offline install this time a lot of packages were missing, including that one). Oh well got it working now.
offline install have no printer support like you can choose for online install.
That was different in the past - wasn’t it? But it is also possible that I have installed cups etc. routinely.
I might have used an old image then, the first time? becuase as @axt says I am 100% sure I had NOT installed any printer support yet it automatically found my printer (and the GUI CUPS package was installed) the first time I installed Endeavour after coming back from Fedora, a few days ago.
is the list of packages for offline (including dependencies needed for the ISO and calamares) ithere is no cups packages included and afaik never was
Never on mine - although I went online install to have choices even though XFCE It’s all about choice over here…
This is… weird. I am absolutely certain i had NOT installed anything other than the offline installer the first time. Oh well. Too much glühwein perhaps?
Did you try this in a terminal for your printing support:
sudo systemctl enable cups.service sudo systemctl start cups.service
Oh my problem was not that it didn’t work as much as I SWEAR I had the graphical interface the first time.
I DID check, because I did another reinstall (don’t ask) and in the Net install the graphical cup interface is included in the Xfce group! So maybe I did the net install?
Oh well, never mind.
it will be that the pure offline installer have this included from first ISOS …